“the two candidates are now polling inside the margin of error, according to a new survey shared exclusively with POLITICO”
Just a few months ago, it looked like this race would be an easy win for John Fetterman, but that has changed significantly. Dr. Oz has worked very hard to change the odds and earn support.
Two weeks ago, the Cook Political Report changed the status of the race to ‘toss-up.’
The Real Clear Politics average of polls still shows Fetterman with a 3.4-point advantage, but RCP projects the race as a GOP hold.
Even Politico is taking notice and seems to be preparing their liberal readers for a possible upset:
Oz closing in on Fetterman in Pennsylvania Senate race
Republican Mehmet Oz has narrowed Democrat John Fetterman’s lead in Pennsylvania’s bare-knuckle Senate election, and the two candidates are now polling inside the margin of error, according to a new survey shared exclusively with POLITICO.
Fetterman is slightly ahead with 48 percent of likely voters, while Oz has 46 percent, the poll by AARP found. That’s a shift in Oz’s direction since June, when Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, was leading by six percentage points in the AARP survey.
In recent months, Fetterman has come under heavy negative advertising by Oz and his allies, who have accused him of being soft on crime.
Fetterman’s image has sunk since June, though it is still right side up by a hair. Forty-six percent of likely voters view him favorably, compared with 45 percent who see him unfavorably. In June, the same number of voters looked at him favorably, but only 36 percent perceived him unfavorably.
Oz, meanwhile, has boosted his favorability ratings since June, when he was emerging from a brutal GOP primary in which his opponents drubbed him as a carpetbagger and faux Republican.
Meanwhile, Fetterman has not done himself many favors lately. His sit-down with NBC News was so disastrous that people in the media went after the reporter who conducted the interview.
Fetterman’s wife demanded ‘consequences’ for the interview:
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 14, 2022
In fact, Gisele Fetterman’s presence in her husband’s campaign is so strong that people are starting to wonder if she is the actual candidate.
When you go back and watch this old video, all the warning signs about Gisele Fetterman were there. We should have seen it much sooner.
She dominates. She’s the candidate. https://t.co/HbBAHZO0YK
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) October 18, 2022
If Fetterman wins, can’t do the job after a few months, and steps down, the governor can appoint his replacement. If the new governor of Pennsylvania is the Democrat Josh Shapiro, who do you think he will pick? More importantly, do you think Gisele Fetterman won’t volunteer to serve out her husband’s term?
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