There are numerous close contests in critical states with only weeks to the midterm elections, and Pennsylvania is one that many people throughout the country have been keenly monitoring.
The fight between Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, and his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, has been tight, with Fetterman retaining a surprise lead despite his recent stroke, which has left him with cognitive difficulties.
Considering his controversial stance on freeing some of the most dangerous criminals from jail, as well as other alarming and out-of-touch problems, many wonder how this improbable contender has managed to gain a lead over Oz.
As the election approaches, though, this disparity has dropped significantly, and things are beginning to look much brighter for Oz.
“Republican Mehmet Oz caught up to Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in the polls and is within the margin of error for the state’s open United States Senate seat, according to a Trafalgar Group poll,” Breitbart reported.
“The poll, released on Thursday, showed Fetterman at 47.2 percent and Oz at 44.8 percent, half a point within the margin of error.”
The two contenders are now nearly tied. It took Fetterman a long time to agree to a debate with Oz, and he delayed the debate until after the state’s election had already began. It is improbable that it will provide him with any benefit at that time. Should he have done it much sooner, it could have benefited him, but he opted not to, and now he appears to be suffering the price for his poor decision, combined with the onslaught of negative coverage he’s received over the past two weeks.
— Robert C. Cahaly (@RobertCahaly) October 14, 2022
“Ultimately, while the polls show Oz trailing the lieutenant governor, it shows he has caught up to Fetterman within the margin of error,” the Breitbart report noted.
“Interestingly enough, the poll was taken before the lieutenant governor had an interview with NBC News’s Dasha Burns, where he had to use closed captioning to have a conversation.”
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor and Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman sat down with @DashaBurns in an exclusive interview using closed captioning.
Fetterman discussed his recovery after suffering a stroke in the primaries and his race against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz. pic.twitter.com/0fee1cKXgY
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) October 11, 2022
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Because of his stroke, Fetterman’s campaign required closed captioning technology for this interview to essentially read our questions as we asked them,” Burns told NBC News’s Lester Holt. “In small talk before the interview, without captioning, it wasn’t clear he was understanding our conversation.” CONTINUE READING…