The campaign of U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, D-Birmingham, sent out new polling information to his supporters on Friday. Davis uses the well-respected Democratic polling firm of Anzalone-Liszt Research.
In the e-mail to supporters, Davis' director of strategy Jon Paul Lupo wrote that Davis had a commanding lead over Democratic opponent Ron Sparks and was in a "dead heat" in hypothetical match-ups with Republicans Bradley Byrne, Tim James and Roy Moore.
Lupo stressed that even as Democrats struggle nationally, as evidenced by the loss of a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, Davis' favorability rating has gone up statewide since May.
"Artur Davis' record shows that he is exactly the kind of Democrat who can win in this type of political environment, and our latest internal polling, from just a few days ago, backs that up." Lupo wrote.
More than 66 percent of voters who know Davis rated him favorably, according to the campaign.
The campaign did not release specific numbers on the head-to-head contests.
Voters surveyed also supported constitutional reform, which Davis is advocating, by a 13 percent margin.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen