TUESDAY’S CAMPAIGN ROUND-UP….Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that wouldn’t generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:
* The latest national poll from CBS News shows Obama leading McCain by eight, 48% to 40%.
* The latest national poll from USA Today/Gallup shows Obama leading McCain by seven, 50% to 43%.
* The latest national poll from Diageo/Hotline shows Obama leading McCain by nine, 48% to 39%.
* Giuliani is out as McCain’s keynote speaker; Lieberman and Fred Thompson will replace him tonight. Giuliani will speak tomorrow or Thursday instead.
* Obama delivered an unusually good speech last night in Milwaukee on Hurricane Gustav and the “quiet storms” families face nationwide every day. Time’s Jay Newton-Small, who’s covered Obama for 19 months, said he was “as good as I’ve ever heard him.”
* About two-thirds of the country is worried that a McCain presidency would be too similar to the last eight years.
* Thanks to a late push from conservative activists, McCain raised $47 million in August, easily his best fundraising month to date.
* For a little while, Palin was referencing Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments in her stump speech. That, apparently, is over.