The latest Pennsylvania Senate poll shows the Republican primary race a jumble, while Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has a big lead in the Democratic primary race, writes Charles Thompson for The Bradford Era.
The new poll shows a near-tie between GOP candidates David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz.
On the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has a sizeable lead over U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta.
The Franklin & Marshall College Poll is based on interviews conducted with registered voters March 30 to April 10.
On April 9, Donald Trump endorsed Dr. Oz in the Senate race.
The poll showed Oz with 16% support and McCormick at 15%, both within the poll’s margin of error.
Three other candidates, conservative commentator Kathy Barnette, Montgomery County real estate developer Jeff Bartos and former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands were polling in single digits—Barnette was at 7%, Bartos at 6%, and Sands at 5%.
Forty-nine percent of the GOP voters polled had no preference among the seven candidates on the ballot.
Fetterman received 41% of the Democrats interviewed. Lamb was a distant second at 17% while Kenyatta trailed at 4%.
The state’s primary Election Day is May 17.
Read more at The Bradford Era about this latest Pa. Senate candidate poll.