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:
* A new Quinnipiac poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by seven points in Florida, six points in Ohio, and three points in Pennsylvania. It’s hard to even imagine a scenario in which Romney loses these three states and wins the general election.
* The latest CNN poll shows Romney leading Rick Santorum nationally among Republicans by 10 points, 36% to 26%.
* The same CNN poll found most Republicans want Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul to end their campaigns.
* In Pennsylvania, where Santorum is counting on a strong showing, a new Pittsburgh Tribune-Review poll shows the former senator leading by only two points in his home state.
* In Wisconsin, a new Marquette Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker (R) with very narrow leads over his most likely Democratic challengers in this year’s recall race.
* The same poll shows Romney leading Santorum in Wisconsin by eight, 39% to 31%, with a week to go before the primary.
* Bob Kerrey’s (D) comeback bid in Nebraska is off to a rough start: PPP shows the former senator’s favorability rating dropping to just 36%.
* Arizona’s U.S. Senate race got a little clearer this morning, with former state Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens ending his campaign, clearing the way for former Surgeon General Richard Carmona to win the party’s nomination.
* And on msnbc this morning, former Sen. Arlen Specter, on a promotional tour, said of the GOP presidential frontrunner, “Mitt Romney changes positions more often than a pornographic movie queen.” Here’s the video: