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:

* On Wednesday, McCain was planning to slam the Bush administration’s handling of the Wall Street crisis, and even circulated a draft of the attacks. Soon after, the criticism was softened.

* The AFL-CIO is taking on McCain’s “fundamentals of the economy are strong” line.

* Al Gore and MoveOn.org have teamed up to help generate support for three Democratic Senate candidates — Kay Hagan in North Carolina, Mark Udall in Colorado, and Al Franken in Minnesota.

* A new Marist poll shows Obama leading McCain in Ohio by two, 47% to 45%.

* Marist shows Obama leading McCain in Michigan by nine, 52% to 43%.

* And Marist shows Obama leading McCain in Pennsylvania by five, 49% to 44%.

* The latest InsiderAdvantage poll shows Obama leading McCain in Colorado by 10, 51% to 41%. (For the record, I find this very hard to believe.)

* InsiderAdvantage poll also shows McCain leading Obama in Virginia by two, 48% to 46%.

* An Allstate/National Journal poll shows Obama leading McCain in New Mexico by seven, 49% to 42%.

* Allstate/National Journal also shows Obama and McCain tied in Florida at 44% each.

* Allstate/National Journal also shows McCain leading Obama in Ohio by one, 42% to 41%.

* Allstate/National Journal also shows McCain leading Obama in Virginia by seven, 48% to 41%.

* Allstate/National Journal also shows Obama leading McCain in Colorado by one, 45% to 44%.

* Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain in New Jersey by 13, 55% to 42%.

* Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain in Connecticut by 12, 53% to 41%.

* Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain in Vermont by 24, 60% to 36%.

* The latest poll from the Pew Research Center shows Obama leading McCain nationally by two, 46% to 44%.

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.