The Davis campaign released the results of a recent poll run by Anzalone-Liszt Research. In an email announcement to supporters that seems carefully timed to stomp on Roy Moore's press conference (snicker), the campaign reports the following:
- Artur Davis' favorability rating of +22% positive to negative is an all time high, and over 66% of voters who know Davis rate him favorably. This is up slightly from +21% in May 2009. To put that increase in perspective, consider that during the same time frame President Obama's approval rating in Alabama went from +19% positive-negative to
-17%, a change of -36% in seven months.
- Davis is expanding his appeal beyond the Democratic base. When given the option to vote for a generic Democrat or a generic Republican, Alabama voters choose a generic Republican by an 18-point margin. But in hypothetical match-ups with Bradley Byrne, Tim James and Roy Moore, Artur Davis is in a dead heat, outperforming the generic Democrat by as much as 11%. Among the all-important independent universe, Davis outperforms the generic Democrat by 17-23 points.
- Artur Davis' reform agenda enjoys widespread support. Contrary to the wishes of the lobbyists and the special interests in Montgomery, Alabamians want real reform in Montgomery. In fact, voters support Artur Davis' stance on constitutional reform by a 13-point margin.
This is from an email shared with the campaign's supporter list. I'm really anxious to see the crosstabs and other data. Hopefully, the campaign will be releasing all that very soon. Yes, I know. No campaign ever does that… but every political junkie in the world would love it if they did!