Fetterman leads Oz by 5 points in Pennsylvania Senate race: poll
Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman leads Republican Mehmet Oz by 5 points, according to a New York Times-Siena College poll published just over a week before election day.
About 49 percent of likely voters surveyed support Fetterman, while 44 percent support Oz.
The results are similar to other polls that show the results that the Democratic candidate has held on Oz for most of the campaign, including a 6 point lead in a poll last week.
But the latest inquiry comes after Fetterman struggled on stage during a debate against Oz last week.
The Democrat is still recovering from a stroke he suffered in May and has difficulty with auditory processing, which led to verbal slurs and awkward responses during the debate.
However, about 50 percent of likely voters in Pennsylvania view Fetterman favorably, according to the New York Times-Siena poll.
By comparison, about 49 percent of likely voters view Oz favorably.
Most Pennsylvanians list the economy as a major issue in the midterm elections, with 50 percent naming it a major concern, the poll shows.
Only 34 percent list social issues, such as abortion, gun control and democracy, as a major concern in the midterm elections.
The New York Times-Siena College poll was conducted Oct. 24-26 among 620 likely voters. The margin of error is 4.4 percentage points.
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