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.

* The new McCain campaign ad, I kid you not, features people identifying themselves as “Joe the Plumber.”

* McCain thinks Republicans who question Palin’s credentials have an “elitist” attitude.

* A right-wing group called Let Freedom Ring is spending over $1.2 million on some anti-Obama attacks ads. The spots will air in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, and Colorado.

* In Wisconsin, a WPR poll shows Obama leading McCain by 13, 51% to 38%.

* In South Dakota, a KELO poll shows McCain leading Obama by seven, 48% to 41%.

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

* In Colorado, an InsiderAdvantage poll shows Obama leading McCain by five, 51% to 46%.

* In Maine, a Pan Atlantic SMS Group poll shows Obama leading McCain by 12, 51% to 39%.

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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.