- John Fetterman is 46% -37% ahead of Dr. Oz in the latest Suffolk University / USA TODAY Network study.
- While Feterman currently boasts a 45% favorable rating in the state, Oz has a 50% unfavorable rating.
- Democrats see the Pennsylvania Senate race as one of their best opportunities to board this fall.
Democratic Governor of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party John Feterman has a nine-point lead over Republican Mehmet Oz in a fierce race for the state Senate, according to a recent poll by the Suffolk University / USA TODAY Network.
The poll found that Feterman had 46 percent support among likely voters in Keystone State, while Oz had 37 percent; thirteen percent of respondents did not decide.
In the poll, voters from each political party were largely ranked behind both nominees; Feterman won the support of 82 percent of Democrats, while Oz won the support of 76 percent of Republicans.
However, Feterman is currently doing better at retaining his base, with only six percent of Democrats passing behind Oz, while ten percent of Republicans say they will vote for Feterman.
Feterman also boasts a big lead with independent voters in the poll, winning 44 percent more than 24 percent of Oz in that group. In the survey, 24 percent of independents said they had not decided.
Feterman is currently in a positive position with Pennsylvania voters with a 45 percent favorable rating, compared to 27 percent who view him unfavorably. Oz’s current unfavorable rating is 50 percent, while 28 percent view it favorably.
Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon best known for his nationally syndicated talk show, won the Republican primary for multiple candidates last month with just 951 votes out of more than 1.3 million ballots. While former President Donald Trump backed Oz, his main rival, former hedge fund chief executive David McCormick, nearly won the nomination.
President Joe Biden’s situation in the state has deteriorated over the past year, with he now having a 43 percent favorable rating, while 53 percent view it unfavorably.
The Pennsylvania president’s approval rating is 39 percent, while 54 percent disapprove of his performance.
And 50 percent of those polled said they wanted their vote this fall to “change the direction” Biden is leading.
But Feterman – who has developed a personal brand as an unconventional politician over the years and has often campaigned in rural and suburban areas that have turned sharply against Democrats over the past decade – is still superior to Biden in the state.
While Republicans are poised for major successes in Congress this year, National Democrats are optimistic about their chances in Pennsylvania, a state Biden struggled to win in the 2020 presidential election after Trump won a 2016 victory in the blue-leaning state. d.
The open race is the result of Republican Sen. Pat Toome’s decision to step down after two terms.
In the open race for the governor of Pennsylvania, the Attorney General of the Democratic Party Josh Shapiro has a lead of 4 points – 44 percent to 40 percent – ahead of his Republican opponent, State Senator Doug Mastriano; thirteen percent of respondents did not decide.
Both candidates have members of their respective parties, with Shapiro winning the support of 82 percent of Democrats, while 83 percent of Republicans say they will pull the lever for Mastriano.
While Shapiro ran relentlessly for the Democratic nomination, Mastriano defeated a group of Republican candidates in last month’s primary.
For months, Shapiro has been trying to portray Mastriano out of the political mainstream on key issues ranging from abortion rights to election integrity, while Mastriano has in recent weeks begun to unite the Conservative base around his candidacy for the general election.
The poll surveyed 500 likely voters in the general election from early to mid-June and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.