Wednesday’s campaign round-up

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:

* Early voting in New Mexico, Ohio, Georgia, Iowa, and North Carolina at this point seems to favor Obama.

* There are several new national polls out today. Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg shows Obama leading McCain by nine (50% to 41%); Ipsos/McClatchy shows Obama leading McCain by nine (51% to 42%); and the Pew Research Center shows Obama leading McCain by 10 (50% to 40%).

* Republicans must be getting really nervous about North Carolina, where McCain and the RNC are using robo-calls to attack Obama on Hollywood and taxes.

* Obama addressed the ACORN “story” yesterday, telling reporters, “We’ve got the best voter registration and turnout and volunteer operation in politics right now, and we don’t need ACORN’s help.”

* Obama is reportedly moving field staff from Michigan to Indiana.

* Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) cut a good radio ad for Obama, emphasizing the fact that Obama won’t take anyone’s guns away.

* Bring Ohio Back, a 527 group, has a series of new anti-McCain spots that “look more like a beer commercial than campaign advertising.” I found the ads pretty effective.

* For all the recent talk about “anonymous” Obama donors, it seems McCain is in a similar situation.

* In Delaware, Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain by 15, 56% to 41%.

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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.