Thursday’s campaign round-up

THURSDAY’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:

* Republican officials in Florida are starting to worry, quite a bit, about McCain’s chances in the Sunshine State.

* A new CBS News poll shows Obama leading McCain nationally by nine, 49% to 40%. It’s the first statistically significant lead for Obama in a CBS poll this year.

* The latest Ipsos-McClatchy poll shows Obama leading McCain nationally by four, 46% to 42%.

* The latest Associated Press-GfK poll shows Obama leading McCain nationally by seven, 48% to 41%.

* In Florida, the latest Time/CNN poll shows Obama leading McCain by four, 51% to 47%.

* In Minnesota, the latest Time/CNN poll shows Obama leading McCain by 11, 54% to 43%.

* In Missouri, the latest Time/CNN poll shows Obama leading McCain by one, 49% to 48%.

* In Nevada, the latest Time/CNN poll shows Obama leading McCain by four, 51% to 47%.

* In Virginia, the latest Time/CNN poll shows Obama leading McCain by nine, 53% to 44%.

* In Iowa, a new KCCI/CBS poll shows Obama leading McCain by 16, 55% to 39%.

* In North Carolina, Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain by three, 50% to 47%.

* In Texas, Rasmussen shows McCain leading Obama by nine, 52% to 43%.

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Steve Benen

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.