A recent InsiderAdvantage/FOX 29 poll shows Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz is gaining ground on Democrat contender John Fetterman. According to the survey of 550 potential voters, the race is now tied. The poll was conducted three weeks before election day and has a 4.2% margin of error. The survey shows Fetterman and Oz, with 46% of the vote and 5% of respondents still undecided. Libertarian candidate Erik Gerhardt garnered around 2% of the vote.
Matt Towery of InsiderAdvantage said Fetterman’s decreasing advantage resulted from independent voters breaking for Oz by twenty points. He explained, “Oz is also picking an unusually high 14% of the African American vote and Asians and Hispanics prefer Oz and say they are voting for Oz by a wide margin. Fetterman continues to enjoy a ten-point lead among female voters, while men prefer Oz at that same rate.”
The Pennsylvania governor’s race has also become more competitive. Democratic candidate Josh Shapiro held a sizable lead over Republican candidate Doug Mastriano at the end of September. However, in the most recent survey, Mastriano received 42% of the vote against Shapiro’s 49%, with 6% of those surveyed undecided. Libertarian Matt Hackenberg received 2% of the vote. Towery noted, “The race for Governor of Pennsylvania has tightened with Shapiro back under the 50% he enjoyed in our previous survey. Mastriano has gained among independent voters who are breaking his way by nearly 18 points.”