It is a pair of double-digit leads for the Democratic candidates in the latest Fox News poll for the Pennsylvania Senate and Governor’s seats.
John Fetterman has an 11-point margin over Republican challenger Mehmet Oz in the quest to replace Pat Toomey in the U.S. Senate. It is the former mayor of Braddock’s largest lead in the five polls released since mid-June. Fetterman’s average in the quintet is 48.0 percent, compared to 40.2 for Oz.
Josh Shapiro posted a 10-point advantage over GOP opponent Doug Mastriano in the chase to succeed Tom Wolf in Harrisburg. The attorney general posted his second double-figure lead in the two polls, as Blueprint Polling showed an 11-point margin just two days ago. In the five-poll average, Shapiro is at 48.4 percent while Mastriano comes in at 42.2.
When asked if respondents had a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of the candidates, Fetterman was at +15 or 49 percent favorable and 34 percent unfavorable. The challenge facing Oz is his unfavorability rating of -20 or 35% favorable and 55% unfavorable.
On the governor’s side, Shapiro is viewed favorably by 51 percent and unfavorably by 34 percent for a +17 rating. Mastriano is underwater at minus-10 at 38/48.
Fox also asked the same question of the current and former presidents. Joe Biden is minus-15 (42/57) while Donald Trump is a minus-10 (44/54).
Twenty-three percent of respondents indicated some concern that Fetterman may not be healthy enough to carry out the job of senator effectively, while 43 percent were not concerned at all.
Fifty-two percent stated that Oz may not be familiar enough with the state of Pennsylvania to carry out the job of senator effectively, while nearly a quarter (24%) said they were not concerned.
Interviews were conducted July 22-26, 2022 among a random sample of 908 Pennsylvania voters contacted on landlines (200) and cellphones (708). Results based on the full sample have a margin of sampling error of ±3 percentage points. Telephone numbers were randomly selected from a statewide voter file of registered Pennsylvania voters using a probability proportionate to size method, which means phone numbers are proportionally representative to the number of voters in all regions across the state.