Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.10.20

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.

* With 54 days remaining before Election Day, a new Monmouth poll shows Joe Biden leading Donald Trump, 51% to 44%, among likely voters. Among registered voters, the former vice president's lead is slightly larger, 51% to 42%.

* Biden was in Michigan yesterday, touting the details of his new jobs plan. As part of his remarks, the Democratic candidate commented on Trump's admission that he lied about the coronavirus threat earlier this year. “It’s beyond despicable,” Biden said. “It’s a dereliction of duty. It’s a disgrace.”

* It took a while, but the Trump campaign finally announced its fundraising haul from August: $210 million. That'd be an impressive haul, were it not for the fact that Team Biden raised $365 million over the same period.

* In Wisconsin, the latest Marquette Law School Poll found Biden with a modest lead over Trump in the Badger State, 47% to 43%, among likely voters. A month ago, the same poll found the Democrat ahead by five points.

* Apparently indifferent to appearance, Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to headline a fundraiser next week in Montana, hosted by Caryn and Michael Borland -- both of whom have promoted crackpot QAnon nonsense.

* The Lincoln Project vowed to target the president's "enablers," and not just the president himself, and with that in mind, the group has launched a new ad targeting Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who's running for re-election this year. (If you haven't seen the ad, it's unlike any I've seen in a long while.)

* And in a move that probably won't surprise anyone, former Sen. Joe Lieberman, who swore he'd never become a lobbyist before becoming a registered lobbyist, is both endorsing Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and appearing in a new Republican ad on her behalf.