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:
* In North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, PPP’s latest results show Sen. Kay Hagan (D) up by four over Thom Tillis (R), 44% to 40%, which is roughly in line with most other recent surveys. Hagan benefits from a big gender gap – she leads by 16 among women, while Tillis leads by 10 among men.
* Though most recent polling shows Rep. Bruce Braley’s (D) odds improving in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Republican Joni Ernst leading by six, 50% to 44%.
* Speaking of Quinnipiac releasing polls that seem like outliers, the same pollster shows former Rep. Bob Beauprez (R) with a double-digit advantage over incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) in Colorado, 50% to 40%. No other pollster has released results even close to these.
* In New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race, a New England College poll released last night shows Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) leading former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) by 11 points, 51% to 40%. Most recent polling has shown the incumbent with a more modest advantage.
* As if Monica Wehby’s Republican Senate campaign in Oregon weren’t tough enough, elements of her health care plan appear to have been lifted directly from a survey released by Karl Rove’s Crossroads operation.
* Despite his multiple pending felony counts, Rep. Michael Grimm (R) is ahead in the latest Siena College poll, leading his Democratic challenger, Domenic Recchia, 44% to 40%.
* In Florida’s gubernatorial race, the NBC affiliate in Tampa commissioned a SurveyUSA poll, which found Gov. Rick Scott (R) with a five-point lead over former Gov. Charlie Crist (D), 44% to 39%. Nearly all other recent polling shows an even more competitive race.
* And in Kansas’ U.S. Senate race, while many await word from the state Supreme Court, Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R) team has a new attack ad, going after Greg Orman (I) for not wanting to repeal the Affordable Care Act.