Tuesday’s campaign round-up

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:

* The latest Gallup/USA Today poll shows Rick Perry continuing to lead the Republican presidential field at the national level with 31% support, followed by Mitt Romney with 24%. In a one-on-one scenario, Perry would lead Romney, 49% to 39%.

* In Massachusetts, a brand new survey from Public Policy Polling shows consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren (D) leading Sen. Scott Brown (R) in a general election match-up, 46% to 44%. In June, Brown led Warren by 15 points.

* Ed Rollins, the former campaign manager for Michele Bachmann’s presidential bid, told MSNBC yesterday that the right-wing congresswoman “doesn’t have the ability or resources to go beyond” competing in the Iowa caucuses.

* Romney’s campaign continues to push for congressional endorsements, and this morning picked up support from Sen. Roy Blunt (R) of Missouri.

* In South Carolina, Perry is considered the favorite to win the state’s GOP presidential primary, but a new Winthrop poll shows the Texas governor with a narrow lead over Romney in the state, 31% to 27%.

* In a bit of a surprise, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee narrowly outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee in August, $3.56 million to $3 million. The NRCC still leads when it comes to cash on hand, $11.7 million to $7.7 million.

* Speaking of fundraising, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul raised more than $1 million from over 18,000 donors in his latest so-called “money bomb.”

* Democratic leaders in Arizona would still love to see Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) run next year — either for the House or Senate — but they’re not rushing her.

* And while Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman has insisted that Florida’s primary will be a top priority, he’s decided not to bother attending this weekend’s GOP straw poll in the Sunshine State. Huntsman will be in New Hampshire instead.

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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.