Mehmet Oz retains lead in three-way statistical tie

Famed doctor Mehmet Oz retains a slight lead in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Pennsylvania which is nearly tied between Oz, Kathy Barnette and Dave McCormick.

A recent poll conducted by InsiderAdvantage and FOX 29 Philadelphia found that 22.5% of likely GOP voters in the primaries support Oz, with Barnette and McCormick close behind at 20.9 and 18.5%, respectively. Additionally, all three candidates were interviewed within the survey’s margin of error, bringing the race to a statistical tie.

At the bottom of the pack are Jeff Bartos, who voted 4.9%, and Carla Sands, who received 4.7% support.

However, 25.9% of voters did not decide which candidate to support.

InsiderAdvantage President Matt Towery said the poll results mean the top three candidates have an equal chance of winning the GOP primary for the Pennsylvania Senate.

towery said:

Mehmet Oz is in the lead, with Kathy Barnette taking second after the final debate. Dave McCormick is in a very close third, with all three candidates either close or within the poll’s margin of error. It remains to be seen if Barnette’s move to second place will have continued momentum. And McCormick has shown an ability to shift votes with the volume of his paid advertising. At this point, I wouldn’t rule out any of the top three candidates.

Towery said Oz, who received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, stands to benefit from the “Trump Bump”, which has pushed Ohio Republican Senate candidate JD Vance to the top of his election .

However, since Trump’s endorsement, Oz’s campaign has come under scrutiny for his ties to Turkey, where he holds citizenship. For example, two senior Trump administration officials are concerned about the potential national security implications if Oz is elected to the US Senate.

Former Trump secretary of state and CIA director Mike Pompeo said Oz’s decision to vote in the last Turkish presidential election instead of voting in the US election raises “judgments about his priorities “.

Former Trump national security adviser Robert O’Brien feels the same way about Oz’s Turkish ties, noting that it would be “problematic” if Oz were elected to the Senate and given security clearances.

On the other hand, with abortion rights at the forefront of national politics, Barnette saw her popularity surge after posting a powerful video in which she condemned abortion while discussing her life as a child conceived during a rape when his mother was 11 years old. . Barnette’s popularity steadily increased after the first candidates’ debate, which was held on April 25.

“At this point, it’s fair to say that Oz is leading the race, Barnette is enjoying a change of momentum and McCormick has the resources and level of support to stage a comeback,” Towery added.

InsiderAdvantage and FOX 29 Philadelphia surveyed 750 likely Republican primary voters.


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