FRIDAY’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:
* A new ABC News poll found that 50% of Americans believe Sarah Palin does not have the right experience to serve effectively as president, while 42% believe she does. For Joe Biden, 66% believe he does have the experience, while 21% said he doesn’t.
* The same poll found that 50% of Americans think the media coverage of Palin has been fair, while 41% believe it’s been unfair.
* Georgia Republican Lynn Westmoreland doesn’t think “uppity” should be considered “racially derogatory.”
* Since Sarah Palin’s convention speech, the money from donors has been rolling in — at Obama campaign headquarters.
* Palin sure does love her pork-barrel transportation projects.
* Palin attended five colleges in six years before graduating from the University of Idaho in 1987, and the McCain campaign, according to the Associated Press, didn’t contact any of the schools as part of its vetting process.
* Hillary Clinton will campaign in Florida for the Democratic ticket on Monday.
* A DFM Research poll shows Obama leading McCain in North Dakota by three, 43% to 40%.
* A Gauge-Howey poll shows McCain leading Obama in Indiana by two, 45% to 43%.
* An Ivan Moore poll shows McCain leading Obama in Alaska by 19, 54% to 35%. (Previous polls had shown Obama within striking distance in Alaska, but these numbers come after Palin was added to the GOP ticket.)