According to this new poll, an Allegheny County Democrat holds a lead in his party’s race for the U.S. Senate, while the GOP field is splintered.
Franklin and Marshall College’s new poll shows that Lt. Gov. John Fetterman currently leads the way among Democratic hopefuls, while Sean Parnell, Kathy Barnette, and Jeff Bartos are within a few points of each other in the GOP race to succeed outgoing Sen. Pat Toomey.
30% of registered Democrats polled said that they would vote for Fetterman as either their first or second choice in the 2022 primary. Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny) is the next leading Democrat with 14% of support in the poll.
Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh finished with 7% in the poll, followed by state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) with 6%, then state Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) with 2%.
37% of registered Democrats polled said that they do not know who they will be supporting for U.S. Senate in the primary, while 2% said someone else, and 1% said none.
10% of registered Republicans said that they would vote for Parnell as either their first or second choice in the 2022 primary. Barnette is the next Republican with 8% of the vote, followed by Bartos at 7%.
Sean Gale and Carla Sands are locked at 3% each.
63% of registered Republicans polled said that they do not know who they will be supporting for U.S. Senate in the primary, while 6% said someone else.
446 registered Pennsylvania voters were polled.
207 polled were Democrats, while 173 Republicans were polled.
The F&M poll, conducted Aug. 9-15, has a “sample error” of +/- 6.4%.
See the F&M poll’s summary of findings here.