WEDNESDAY’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 NBC/WSJ poll shows Obama leading McCain by one, 46% to 45%, among registered voters.

* Former Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee called Sarah Palin a “cocky wacko” yesterday, at a forum hosted by the New America Foundation.

* Al Gore will deliver the keynote address at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on Oct. 4.

* Are the national polls over-sampling Republicans?

* The McCain campaign has begun buying ad time for daytime television, and will run spots during “The Price is Right,” “Guiding Lights,” and “Days of Our Lives.”

* McCain has launched his first television ad swing in Florida.

* Rasmussen shows McCain leading Obama in Montana by 11, 53% to 42%.

* Depending on which poll you find more credible, McCain is either leading in North Carolina by a little or a lot.

* Norm Coleman really doesn’t want to talk about Bush.

* Those Georgia Republicans sure do seem to like the word “uppity.”

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.