Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 6.25.20

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

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

* Democratic Party officials announced yesterday that Joe Biden will accept his party's presidential nomination in Milwaukee in August, but the party's gathering will be a nearly all-virtual convention.

* Speaking of Wisconsin, a Marquette Law School poll released yesterday found Biden leading Donald Trump in the Badger State, 49% to 41%. That eight-point advantage for the former vice president is up from a three-point lead in the same poll in early May.

* Also in the Midwest, Ohio was not expected to be a key 2020 battleground, but the latest Quinnipiac poll found Biden narrowly leading Trump in the state, 46% to 45%.

* This morning we received a whole bunch of interesting New York Times/Siena College surveys, which found Biden leading Trump in Michigan (47% to 36%), Wisconsin (49% to 38%), Pennsylvania (50% to 40%), Florida (47% to 41%), North Carolina (49% to 40%), and Arizona (48% to 41%). Of the six battleground states polled, Trump not only trailed in each, he didn't top 41% support in any of the states.

* There are also several New York Times/Siena College surveys in key U.S. Senate races, with the results showing Mark Kelly (D) leading appointed Sen. Martha McSally (R) in Arizona (47% to 38%), incumbent Sen. Gary Peters (D) leading John James (R) in Michigan (41% to 31%), and Cal Cunningham (D) leading incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis (R) in North Carolina (42% to 39%).

* The new CNBC All-America Economic Survey found Biden leading Trump nationally, 47% to 38%. That's up from a four-point lead the Delaware Democrat enjoyed in the poll in April.

* Key parts of the Republican National Convention will be held in Jacksonville in August, but a University of North Florida survey found most locals are opposed to their city hosting the gathering.

* And four years ago, Carly Fiorina was briefly Ted Cruz's running mate in the Republican presidential race. This year, she's voting for Biden.