Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 10.29.20

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

* At least for now, the U.S. Supreme Court isn't intervening in ballot-counting cases in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. After Election Day, it may be a different story.

* In national polling, CNN's latest survey found Joe Biden leading Donald Trump, 54% to 42%, while a new USA Today/Suffolk poll shows the former vice president with a more modest advantage, 52% to 44%. Notably, each of these polls found Democrats with double-digit leads over Republicans on the generic congressional ballot.

* In Florida, the nation's largest swing state, a new NBC News/Marist poll shows Biden leading the Republican incumbent by just four points, 51% to 47%.

* Though some recent polling has shown Biden with large leads in Wisconsin, the latest Marquette Law School poll, generally seen as the gold standard for the state, shows the former vice president ahead by only five points, 48% to 43%.

* In Michigan, the latest New York Times/Siena poll found Biden leading Trump, 49% to 41%, and in the state's U.S. Senate race, the same survey found incumbent Sen. Gary Peters (D) leading John James (R) by an identical margin.

* In Georgia, the latest Monmouth poll found Biden with a four-point advantage in a high-turnout model (50% to 46%), and a two-point advantage in a low-turnout model (50% to 48%). The same survey found Jon Ossoff (D) inching past incumbent Sen. David Perdue (R), and Raphael Warnock (D) leading the pack in Georgia's U.S. Senate special election.

* Speaking of Georgia, if you missed the viral moment from last night's Ossoff/Perdue debate, it's as striking as you may have heard. (In fact, I'm tempted to make the case there was more than one viral moment from the event.)

* Also in Georgia yesterday, appointed incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) implausibly claimed that she's "not familiar" with the "Access Hollywood" tape in which Trump boasted in 2005 about assaulting women.

* In Arizona yesterday, Trump briefly shared the stage with appointed incumbent Sen. Martha McSally (R), who's facing an uphill fight in her bid for a full term. In a remarkable display, the president rushed her, suggested local voters "don't want to hear" her, and then proceeded to invite several other out-of-state Republicans to address the crowd.

* Speaking of Arizona, former Sen. Jeff Flake (R) stars in a new television ad launched by the Biden campaign. "I've never before voted for a Democrat for president," the Republican says in the ad, "but this year, principle and conscience require me to do just that. I'm voting for Joe Biden." Flake added, "This year, the most conservative thing you can do is to put country over party."

* When former Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey became a Republican late last year, he sat in the Oval Office alongside the president and pledged his "undying support" for Trump. This week, the GOP congressman said about those comments, "I think the words didn't explain as well what I exactly felt."