- Lt. Gov. John Fetterman held a 13% lead over Dr. Oz in the latest Franklin & Marshall College poll.
- In the survey, Fetterman earned the support of 76% of Democrats, while Oz's GOP support sat at 62%.
- As a result of Sen. Pat Toomey's decision to retire, the Pennsylvania race is an open-seat contest.
Pennsylvania Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has a thirteen-point lead over Republican Mehmet Oz in the state's open-seat Senate race, according to a recently-released Franklin & Marshall College poll.
The survey showed Fetterman with 43% support among registered voters in the Keystone State, while Oz earned 30%; twenty percent of respondents were undecided.
In the poll, Fetterman performed well with Democratic voters, earning 76% of their support, while Oz's support among Republicans (at 62%) lagged far behind what is required for a GOP candidate to win a swing state like Pennsylvania.
However, when respondents were asked which candidate they would likely end up supporting, the race became closer, with Fetterman leading Oz by 9 points (45%-36%).
Independents in the poll backed Fetterman by a 34% to 17% margin.
In terms of popularity, Fetterman remains on positive ground, with 43% holding a positive view of the Democrat, while 36% held an unfavorable view.
Oz's held a negative rating among respondents; 57% viewed the former television personality unfavorably, while only 27% gave him positive marks.
Respondents by a 52%-28% margin felt that Fetterman best understood the concerns of the state's voters.
Franklin & Marshall College polled 522 registered voters from August 15 through August 21; the survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 5.3 percentage points.