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Fetterman leads Oz in Pennsylvania Senate poll, as economy tops list of important issues

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Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, D-Pa., is the top candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race against Trump-endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz, according to recent polls that indicate what voters think of the two dueling candidates. two months before November. election.

A CBS News/YouGov survey suggests Oz is five percentage points behind Democratic opponent Fetterman, who has 52% support.

According to the poll, 54% of Oz supporters said they only supported him because they didn’t want Fetterman elected, with just 15% saying he got their vote because they wanted him. he is a senator.

The majority of voters think Oz would handle the economy best, and 80% of registered Pennsylvanians say the economy is a very important medium-term issue. On Tuesday, the Consumer Price Index report showed annual inflation rose to 8.3% in August, just weeks after the economy slipped into a technical recession after two consecutive quarters of growth. negative of GDP.

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John Fetterman, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and Democratic Senate candidate, recently agreed to debate Mehmet Oz.
(Michelle Gustafson/Bloomberg)

More than half (56%) of survey respondents cited abortion as a very important issue; but of those who responded that abortion was essential in the Pennsylvania Senate race, 70% were in favor of Fetterman. Following the Roe v Wade reversal, 55% of Democrats in the state said they were more likely to vote for Fetterman.

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Fifty-seven percent think Fetterman says what he really thinks, while 71% think Oz only says what he thinks voters want to hear.

  Mehmet Oz, Republican candidate for the US Senate.

Mehmet Oz, Republican candidate for the US Senate.
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According to the poll, 67% of Keystone State voters think Oz hasn’t been in Pennsylvania long enough to understand its people and issues. Fifty percent said they like the way Fetterman behaves and 35% approve of Oz’s behavior.

Fetterman suffered a stroke in May, but according to the poll, 59% of Pennsylvanians think Fetterman is healthy enough to be a senator. Among Republicans, 4 in 10 believe he is also healthy enough to take office.

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate for the state's US Senate seat.

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate for the state’s US Senate seat.
(Gene J. Puskar)

Fifty-seven percent of Republicans think it’s very important that Senate candidates debate before the November election, compared to 30% of Democrats who would like to see them debate. Fetterman recently agreed to a debate with Oz.

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President Biden has received a 42% jobs approval rating among Pennsylvanians.

In the gubernatorial race, Attorney General Josh Shapiro received 55% support to Doug Mastriano’s 44%.

In a Monmouth University poll on Wednesday, Fetterman also led the race against Oz, with 49% of Pennsylvanians planning to definitely or probably vote for him with more than 39% supporting Oz.

The CBS/YouGov poll was conducted September 6-12, 2022, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.