Mehmet Oz struggled in the early stages of his campaign after winning a heated primary with three serious contenders.
Now, a newly released poll shows that he is within the margin of error against Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman.
Fetterman has floundered in recent weeks after he has had a series of gaffes that call in to question his fitness to be a U.S Senator.
Internal memos released by the Fetterman campaign also indicate that he is struggling to keep pace with Oz’s fundraising as a late cash infusion in to the Republican nominee’s campaign has allowed him to hit the airwaves.
Oz has also received positive publicity in the past few weeks after he rushed in to the crowd during a campaign rally to help a woman who had collapsed.
The race will be key in determining if Republicans can retake the Senate during a year where they mostly have to go on the defensive to hold seats in Ohio, Florida, and other swing states.
Mehmet Oz, the celebrity doctor and Republican Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, rushed into the crowd to help a woman who collapsed during his campaign rally in Bucks County on Saturday. https://t.co/qeSDWc6jbA
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Mehmet Oz, the Trump-endorsed Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, is in a statistical tie with Democrat John Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, according to a poll.
Oz earned the support of 42 percent of likely Pennsylvania voters in the most recent Insider Advantage poll. On the other hand, Fetterman finished just above Oz, coming in at 45 percent.
However, the race is in a statistical deadlock because Fetterman’s narrow advantage is within the poll’s ±4.2 percent margin of error.
Oz’s stride in the polls is significant because he was previously down by as much as 11 points in earlier polls.
Insider Advantage’s survey of 550 likely voters from September 23 to September 24 also found that eight percent of Pennsylvanians remain undecided with less than two months to go until the November midterms.
These latest poll numbers came just days after Fetterman’s campaign sounded the alarm after being out-fundraised and outspent by Oz and other pro-Oz super PACs.