The November midterm elections are fast approaching with six more weeks to go. According to a new public opinion poll, in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, the Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is currently ahead of GOP nominee Mehmet Oz. The two are competing for a spot in the Senate. Democratic state Attorney General Josh
Shapiro is also in the lead against Sen. Doug Mastriano in the gubernatorial showdown.
Fetterman’s current polling numbers show 51% support while Oz, a cardiac surgeon and celebrity doctor, only appears to be receiving 44% of the votes in the general election.
These results were published on Tuesday and the poll was conducted by the Marist College Poll in Pennsylvania between Sept. 19-22. According to the poll, among registered voters, Fetterman is leading with a 10-point difference with a 51%-41% lead. Seven percent of voters are still undecided.
Marist College Institute for Public Opinion Lee Miringoff noted that it is unusual for so many voters to have picked a side so early in the race, and yet there are very few voters who remain undecided or say they support the candidate while they are going to vote for another.
The average of all recent public opinion surveys compiled by Real Clear Politics also shows that there is a 4.5-point advantage helped by Fetterman in the race. This race which will decide who will succeed retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is one of the important races that will help determine if the GOP is going to be able to win back the Senate majority.
Among independent voters, the Marist Poll shows that Fetterman has a 22-point lead among independent voters and only one in 10 independents remain undecided.