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Oz Still Gaining on Fetterman’s Lead in PA Senate Race, Now Within the Margin of Error

Oz Still Gaining on Fetterman’s Lead in PA Senate Race, Now Within the Margin of Error

“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:

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.

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?

Pennsylvania voters should consider this possibility because it’s plausible.


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Unbelievable… Fetterman LITERALLY has a scrambled brain AND he advocates for some of the most idiotic policies imaginable. And yet he is still in the lead? WTF is wrong with people in PA?

    Massinsanity in reply to Paul. | October 19, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    or you could ask why can’t the Republican party field winning candidates?

    I am so sick of these headlines… NY Gov race is close, PA senate race is close…. blah blah blah…. we need WINS not “close”.

      Ironclaw in reply to Massinsanity. | October 19, 2022 at 3:17 pm

      They ALWAYS project big wins for the communist initially and then the race “tightens” as election day approaches. This is by design.

Subjectively, the polls always seem like:
–Six months out: Democrat wave forecast, Republicans might as well not even run.
–Three months out: Democrats are really kicking, look how far ahead they are.
–One month out: Most Democrats are still ahead by a large margin
–Three days out: Narrow margin, but Dems still ahead across the board
–Post election: Republicans eked out a win in a few… well, most precincts, which nobody saw coming.

In short, polls lie.

With a better candidate this would have been a slam dunk.

Oz gives off flaky vibes from his TV days as a know-it-all with little substance in his show.

    Yeah, the mentally retarded Marxist idiot who sponged off his parents until he was in his 40’s seems like a legit better choice. /smh

      Massinsanity in reply to Paul. | October 19, 2022 at 2:32 pm

      He didn’t say he wants the stroke patient to win but his comment does beg the issue of why Republicans can’t field better candidates in states like PA.

      One would think that people see the dementia patient in the WH and ask themselves why they would want someone with even less brain power in the Senate but clearly we need to provide better alternatives even under these insane circumstances.

      healthguyfsu in reply to Paul. | October 19, 2022 at 9:48 pm

      I think the point completely sailed over your head. I know that you and a few others really want Oz to win because he was endorsed by Trump but ask yourself if you really thought he was a good candidate sans that endorsement?

      Dr. Oz was a daytime TV clown….what does he really offer that makes you confident?

      Again, to spell out the point for you, Fetterman is SO BAD that this should have been a slam dunk.

        Nope sorry, we have biden in the white house and that puts to rest any notion that a better candidate would improve things. Half the country, 30-40% at least, are complete dopes and would vote for a dog turd with a “D” after the name.

Within the margin of fraud.

WhoopeGoldbug | October 19, 2022 at 1:19 pm

Oz is not really gaining. Fetterman is going backwards.

I’m not amazed that Fetterman is leading. I’m amazed that he’s holding office right now. The majority of PA voters must be suffering from traumatic brain injury also.

I actually thought OZ took the lead?

BierceAmbrose | October 19, 2022 at 2:08 pm

With the system two-party captured, the Feckless-R’s are the only opposition game. And they are as much an opposition as The Washington Generals.

The game is to use the R’s for access to push for a legit game. AND, full-court-press. Every step; every play; every time. Make them beat Oz with Frankenstein’s monster. Win or lose on any given event, it grinds down the machine a little more, every time.

If he’s within the margin of error then there is no lead. No one is winning or losing. They are tied for purposes of that poll. Doesn’t matter if one has a higher percentage. That’s what margin of error means, statistically.

“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.”

Ah! Fetterwoman’s secret identity!

In the “Classic Disney” version of this story, Fetterman loses the election, but swallows his pride and asks Oz to remove the Volkswagen from his neck, and everyone lives happily ever after.

Except Gisele, who goes on a nationwide Craigslist quest for Dalmatian puppies.

Subotai Bahadur | October 19, 2022 at 4:55 pm

Just noting that the poll cited is an AARP poll. The AARP is functionally a branch of the Democrat party. If they are even reporting this, even with their biased polls, things must look bad for Fetterman. Doesn’t mean that Oz will win, because it will incentivize more blatant cheating, but it means a chance.

Subotai Bahadur

E Howard Hunt | October 19, 2022 at 5:48 pm

A malformed retard and a Turkish snake oil pitchman. What a choice. This one confounds the lesser of two evils argument- stay home or vote a third party candidate.

Gee, cardiac surgeon or a leftist bum who has never been employed? Tough decision…