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Democrats are leading the Pennsylvania Senate midterm elections, but the economy is the most pressing issue for registered voters in Pennsylvania, a new poll shows.
A Franklin and Marshall University poll suggests Lt. John Fetterman leads a tight Senate race by 43%-30% against Trump-backed Republican candidate Mehmet Oz. increase.
An Emerson University poll on Thursday revealed that Fetterman only has a four-point lead over Oz.
The competition is close (45% to 36%) when the data includes individuals who have a bias for a particular candidate.
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According to the survey, 52% of voters think Fetterman better understands the concerns of Pennsylvanians than Oz, who has 28% support. Fetterman also led 46% to 32% among voters who considered her the candidate who best understood her own views on social issues.
The most important issue for registered voters in Pennsylvania is the economy, which includes unemployment and gas prices.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 8.5% in July. The economy plunged into a technological recession this year following reports of two straight quarters of gross domestic product (GDP) decline.
A staggering 89% of registered Pennsylvania voters believe abortion should be legal under certain or no circumstances. Nearly 60% of his registered voters oppose changing the constitution to say Pennsylvania has no abortion rights.
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In August 2021, just 25% of Pennsylvania voters thought abortion should be legal under all circumstances, up from 37% this year.
The result comes after the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Agency ruling in June, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution does not give individuals the right to have an abortion.
Only 34% of registered voters in the state believe President Biden is doing a “good” or “excellent” job as president. His ratings are lower than when former President Donald Trump was in Pennsylvania during the same period.
Of registered voters, 44% support Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, and 33% want Republican Doug Mastriano to win the November election.
Only 27% of voters believe Pennsylvania is on the right track, and three in four say the country is on the wrong track.
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The survey was conducted by Franklin & Marshall’s Center for Opinion Research from August 15 to 21 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 5.3 percentage points.