There are several close contests in crucial states with just weeks until the midterm elections, and Pennsylvania is one that many people throughout the nation have been paying careful attention to.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate, and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat, are locked in a close battle. Despite Fetterman’s recent stroke, which has left him with cognitive difficulties, he has maintained a surprise advantage.
Many people are perplexed as to how this improbable contender has maintained a lead over Oz given his dubious stance on the release of some of the most dangerous felons from prison, among other alarming and out-of-date concerns.
However, as the election draws closer, that difference has significantly closed, and things are beginning to look much better for Australia.
“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.”
This effectively ties the two candidates. Even though it took a while and he pushed the date of the debate to after the state’s voting had already started, Fetterman eventually agreed to a debate with Oz. At that point, it’s unlikely that it will benefit him in any way. He could have conceivably benefited by doing it much earlier, but he decided against doing so and now appears to be suffering the price for it, coupled with the torrent of negative coverage he has received over the past two weeks.
“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.
— Robert C. Cahaly (@RobertCahaly) October 14, 2022
“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
“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.”
Burns highlighted Fetterman’s need for the crutch of closed captioning in a bombshell report, but NBC News refused to support her until Thursday, the day after Breitbart News called out NBC News’s decision to cast doubt on Burns’ report.
Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race is critical for the Republicans’ chance to retake the majority in the 2022 midterm elections.
The Senate is currently divided 50-50 between the parties, with Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris being the tie-breaking vote. Senate Republicans need to hold Pennsylvania’s seat and net at least one seat to put the GOP back in the majority and hinder President Joe Biden’s agenda.
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