Monday’s campaign round-up

MONDAY’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. (I’m running late because the server has been a mess this morning.)

* If crowd size translates to votes, the Obama campaign must have been thrilled by what they saw over the weekend.

* Sarah Palin’s home-town newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, endorsed Obama/Biden on Saturday.

* Bill Clinton and most of the Democratic establishment of Arkansas held a rally on Obama’s behalf over the weekend in Arkansas.

* In Virginia, a Washington Post poll shows Obama leading McCain by eight, 52% to 44%, while a poll from Virginia Commonwealth University shows Obama up by 11, 51% to 40%.

* In Missouri, Mason-Dixon shows McCain up by one, while SurveyUSA shows Obama by two, and Research 2000 shows Obama up by one.

* In Iowa, a Lee Enterprises poll shows Obama up by 15, 54% to 39%, while Mason-Dixon shows Obama up by 11, 51% to 40%.

* In New Hampshire, a Boston Globe poll shows Obama up by 15, 54% to 39%.

* In Georgia, Mason-Dixon shows McCain up by six, 49% to 43%.

* In Kentucky, a Herald-Leader poll shows McCain up by 16, with 12% of Kentucky voters acknowledging that they’re uncomfortable with the color of Obama’s skin.

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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.