Alabama: Bright’s Own Polling Shows High Favorables

Posted March 1, 2010 at 6:22pm

Freshman Rep. Bobby Bright (D), a top target of national Republicans this cycle, released an internal polling memo that touted his political strength nine months before he has to face voters.

In the survey of 500 likely 2nd district voters, 68 percent had a favorable opinion of Bright while just 25 percent had an unfavorable opinion. The survey was conducted by Anzalone Liszt Research for Bright’s campaign and was in the field Feb. 8-11. It had a 4.4-point margin of error.

Bright has one of the most conservative voting records in the Democratic Caucus.

The National Republican Congressional Committee recruited Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby to try to win back the 2nd district. Roby has earned the highest ranking in the NRCC’s “Young Guns” campaign and infrastructure program.

In the internal poll, Bright led Roby by 24 points in a head-to-head test.