Fetterman is losing steam.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, two recent polls show Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s lead rapidly shrinking and GOP nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz gaining ground as election day approaches.
From The Daily Wire:
Six weeks before residents of the Keystone State cast their ballots in one of the nation’s most contentious races, Fetterman — the longtime mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, a declining rust belt town east of Pittsburgh — is losing steam. A survey from Fox News released on Wednesday showed Fetterman leading Oz by 45% to 41% — a result within the poll’s margin of error and a significant decline from the 11 percentage point advantage over Oz that Fetterman boasted in the same survey as of late July.
Roughly 34% of voters are “extremely or very worried” that Fetterman’s health will render him unable to complete his duties in the Senate — an 11 percentage point increase since three months ago. Fetterman suffered a stroke days before the commonwealth’s primary election and has since stumbled during speeches at multiple campaign events. Republicans and independents drove the rising concern over Fetterman’s health.
Meanwhile, a poll from Emerson College and The Hill showed Fetterman maintaining a two percentage point lead over Oz, with the two candidates backed by 45% and 43% of likely Pennsylvania voters, respectively. The poll results, which also fall within the margin of error, marked a decline from Fetterman’s four percentage point lead in August. Respondents were similarly concerned about Fetterman’s health, with the share of voters saying that his stroke makes no difference to them falling nine percentage points.
Meanwhile, Dr. Oz recently appeared on Fox News to share his pro-American energy policies —policies that run contradictory to John Fetterman’s potential ban on fracking.
Watch the clip below:
John Fetterman called fracking a “stain” on Pennsylvania and supported a moratorium on drilling that would destroy energy jobs. As PA’s next Senator, I’ll always support American energy. pic.twitter.com/c3TSIixkwM
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) October 2, 2022
Fetterman has been having trouble on the campaign trail, casting doubt on his ability to debate Dr. Oz.
Fetterman: “The Eagles are so much better than the Eagles!” pic.twitter.com/kLltHr2I1O
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) September 26, 2022