From NBC's Harry Enten
In his quest to become the first African-American governor of Alabama, Democratic Rep. Artur Davis leads two potential rivals for the Democratic nomination, as well as one Republican rival in the general election, according to a new Anzalone-Liszt Research poll commissioned by the Davis campaign.
In head-to-head matchups, Davis leads Democratic Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobbs, 54%-25%, and Commissioner of Agriculture and Industry Ron Sparks, 56%-26%. He's also ahead of Republican Bradley Byrne, 43%-38%. Byrne is chancellor of Alabama's community college system and a former state senator.
*** UPDATE *** Anzalone Liszt Research did not release results against other potential GOP candidates including businessman and 2002 gubernatorial candidate Tim James. Asked in a conference call if they polled a Davis-James matchup, John Anzalone said "we will have to confer with the campaign about whether that's something they want to release."