Wednesday’s campaign round-up


Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:

* The Obama campaign is hitting Mitt Romney over his “47 percent” problem again, releasing this new television spot overnight. The tagline: “Instead of attacking folks who work for a living, shouldn’t we stand up for them?”

* A new Bloomberg National Poll puts Obama’s lead over Romney at six points, 49% to 43%, driven in large part by the public’s unfavorable view of the Republican candidate.

* In Ohio, a new Quinnipiac/CBS/NYT poll shows Obama leading Romney by 10 points, 53% to 43%.

* In Pennsylvania, the Quinnipiac/CBS/NYT poll shows Obama leading Romney by 12 points, 54% to 42%.

* In Florida, the Quinnipiac/CBS/NYT poll shows Obama leading Romney by nine points, 53% to 44%.

* In Ohio’s U.S. Senate race, both the Quinnipiac/CBS/NYT poll and a Washington Post poll show incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) with double-digit leads over Josh Mandel (R).

* The same is true in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, where the same two polls show Sen. Bill Nelson (D) with even bigger leads over Rep. Connie Mack IV (R).

* Now that it’s officially too late for Todd Akin to drop out in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) is launching a more aggressive ad campaign targeting the right-wing candidate.

* And with an eye on 2016, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are both making appearances in New Hampshire this week.

Wednesday's campaign round-up