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:

* John McCain was pressed a bit on Carly Fiorina’s $42 million golden parachute, which is exactly the kind of deal McCain has been railing against. McCain responded, “Carly Fiorina is a role model to millions of American women…. I’m proud of her record.”

* Just as most recent polling shows Obama with an edge over McCain, NPR released a new poll showing McCain with a narrow, two-point edge over Obama in “14 battleground states.”

* In Virginia, a Mason-Dixon poll shows McCain leading Obama by three, 47% to 44%.

* In Iowa, a Marist Poll shows Obama leading McCain by 10, 51% to 41%.

* In New Hampshire, a Marist Poll shows Obama leading McCain by six, 51% to 45%.

* In Michigan, a Marist Poll shows Obama leading McCain by nine, 52% to 43%.

* In Ohio, a Marist Poll shows Obama leading McCain by two, 47% to 45%.

* In Pennsylvania, a Marist Poll shows Obama leading McCain by five, 49% to 44%.

* In California, Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain by 17, 56% to 39%.

* In Kansas, SurveyUSA shows McCain leading Obama by 12, 53% to 41%.

* In Washington state, SurveyUSA shows Obama leading McCain by 11, 54% to 43%.

* In Kentucky, SurveyUSA shows McCain leading Obama by 19, 57% to 38%.

* Ron Paul has snubbed Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party, throwing his support to the hyper-right-wing Constitution Party.

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.