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Free Beacon Poll: McCormick, Barletta in Front

In a survey of 600 likely Republican voters done by a private polling firm, David McCormick has the lead over four other candidates for the GOP nod for the open U.S. Senate seat in the Keystone State.

The former hedge fund CEO polled at 25 percent – six points better than celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz (19%) and more than twice that of former ambassador Carla Sands (11%).

Jeff Bartos (10%) was right on Sands’ heels, while Kathy Barnette received support from five percent of the respondents.

In a proposed head-to-head matchup, McCormick led Oz, 56 to 26 percent.

The Washington Free Beacon produced the poll through TargetPoint Consulting, described on its Twitter page as a “Conservative Research & Knowledge Management Firm.”

“While the race remains fluid, David McCormick’s support is clearly on the upswing, while Dr. Oz has struggled to build support,” pollster Michael Meyers of TargetPoint said.

Three questions that were posed directly to respondents called out Oz on his second amendment position, his dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship and his previous stance on transgender surgeries and transition. One question referred positively to his medical expertise, while another praised McCormick’s leadership and business acumen.

In the PA Republican Governor’s race, Lou Barletta held a slight advantage over Doug Mastriano, 17 to 14 percent. Bill McSwain and Jake Corman were next at seven and six percent, respectively, while Scott Martin received three percent support. Martin suspended his campaign in mid-February. Eight percent of respondents indicated a preference for another candidate, while 45 percent said they were undecided.

The poll was conducted between Feb. 25-28.

12 Responses

  1. Write it down – McSwain will be the Republican candidate for Governor after the Primary.

    1. Down double digits in every poll you are whistling past the political graveyard with McSwain. Lou or Mastriano. Hardliners vote in primaries and they are Trumpers for R’s in 2022.

      1. McSwain has enough of a Trump connection. And for historical perspective, see 1978 when Richard Thornburgh was a virtual unknown federal prosecutor who won a crowded Republican primary then surged enough in November to beat Pete Flaherty for Governor. History repeats in 2022.

    1. If you had any knowledge about how he cleaned up Hazelton from illegal aliens, you would not be making such a nonsensical statement.

      1. @Barbara Ann, are you talking about Barletta’s ordinances that were held to be unconstitutional after years of litigation that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and almost bankrupted the City? By the way, after all that repression, the 2020 census shows that the population of Hazleton is 58% Hispanic or Latino.

        1. No doubt Hazelton has a Hispanic population. Just got word yesterday that Biden is still shipping illegals into that area, —-all men. Also, I doubt that Lou’s ordinances are unconstitutional, as several states have adopted his ordinances had have maintained them to this day.

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