Dr. Oz is TRAILING Democrat John Fetterman by 11 points

Dr. Oz is TRAILING Democrat John Fetterman by 11 points, is viewed less favorably and just 35% of his supporters are ‘enthusiastic’ about backing him in poll on crucial Pennsylvania Senate race

  • Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz is trailing his Democratic opponent John Fetterman by double-digits in Pennsylvania’s must-win Senate race 
  • A Fox News poll released Thursday had Oz, a Republican, receiving just 36 percent support in the Keystone State, to Fetterman’s 47 percent 
  • Oz has an enthusiasm gap compared to Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, who has been characterizing Oz as a carpetbagger from New Jersey 

Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz is trailing his Democratic opponent John Fetterman by double-digits in Pennsylvania’s must-win Senate race. 

A Fox News poll released Thursday night had Oz, a Republican, receiving just 36 percent support in the Keystone State, to Fetterman’s 47 percent. 

Oz has an enthusiasm gap compared to Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, who has been characterizing the Trump-backed TV doctor as a carpetbagger from New Jersey

Just 35 percent of Oz’s supporters told Fox they are supporting him enthusiastically. 

Another 45 percent say they’re supporting him, but with reservations. 

For Fetterman, 68 percent of his supporters are backing him enthusiastically, with just 18 percent with some hesitation. 

Additionally, Fetterman has a 14-point edge over Oz in favorability ratings. 

Mehmet Oz

John Fetterman

Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz  (left) is trailing his Democratic opponent John Fetterman (right) by double-digits in Pennsylvania’s must-win Senate race

A new Fox News poll has Democrat John Fetterman at 47 percent support and Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz at 36 percent

A new Fox News poll has Democrat John Fetterman at 47 percent support and Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz at 36 percent

Forty-nine percent of respondents said they viewed Fetterman favorably, compared to 35 percent who said the same thing of Oz.

And while 34 percent viewed Fetterman unfavorably, a majority of Pennsylvanians – 55 percent – said they didn’t like Oz. 

‘It’s tough to underestimate the Herculean rehabilitation that Oz needs to perform on himself to make this race competitive,’ Democratic pollster Chris Anderson said. 

Anderson’s company Beacon Research conducts polling for Fox News Channel alongside Republican pollster Daron Shaw. 

‘Once voters decide they don’t like you, it’s hard to convince them otherwise,’ Anderson said. ‘Unfortunately for Pennsylvania voters, that probably means a super-charged negative campaign where Oz tries to pull Fetterman down.’ 

Oz has been trying to take political advantage of the stroke Fetterman suffered in May, just days before the Pennsylvania primary, which has left him off the campaign trail. 

This week, Oz tried to push that Fetterman was ‘LOST,’ using visuals from the popular TV show. 

The social media push, however, was mocked online, with Lost’s co-creator Damon Lindelof even writing a response: ‘He had a stroke, DOCTOR. And the island is healing him as we speak. If you actually WATCHED Lost, you’d know not to f*ck with the bald guy.’

Fetterman used the photoshopped image to decorate his Twitter page.  

Meanwhile, Fetterman has continued to troll Oz about being from New Jersey. 

This week, Dr. Mehmet Oz tried to use visuals from the TV show Lost to call attention to John Fetterman not being on the campaign trail, after the Democrat suffered a stroke

This week, Dr. Mehmet Oz tried to use visuals from the TV show Lost to call attention to John Fetterman not being on the campaign trail, after the Democrat suffered a stroke 

Fetterman later used the imagery to decorate his Twitter profile, as Oz's effort was mocked online

Fetterman later used the imagery to decorate his Twitter profile, as Oz’s effort was mocked online 

Fetterman enlisted E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt to film an ad telling Oz to come 'back to Jersey where you belong'

Fetterman enlisted E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt to film an ad telling Oz to come ‘back to Jersey where you belong’ 

In recent weeks, Fetterman has enlisted both Snooki, from The Jersey Shore, and the E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt, to film videos telling Oz to return home – to Jersey. 

He had Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell, who represents the district where Oz has a home, nominate the television doctor to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. 

And when Oz has tried to prove his Pennsylvania bona fides – by, for example, grabbing Philadelphia cheesesteaks at Pat’s and Geno’s – Fetterman has ridiculed him. 

‘Ah yes, the trip to Pats + Geno’s – the rite of passage for every tourist,’ Fetterman tweeted. 

Since Fetterman can't keep a normal campaign events schedule he's been using social media and other means to take on Oz. Earlier this month, he had a banner go over the Jersey Shore, where Eastern Pennsylvanians vacation, welcoming Oz 'home'

Since Fetterman can’t keep a normal campaign events schedule he’s been using social media and other means to take on Oz. Earlier this month, he had a banner go over the Jersey Shore, where Eastern Pennsylvanians vacation, welcoming Oz ‘home’ 

When Oz made the obligatory stop at Pat's and Geno's for cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, Fetterman, who's from outside Pittsburgh, mocked Oz for being a 'tourist'

When Oz made the obligatory stop at Pat’s and Geno’s for cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, Fetterman, who’s from outside Pittsburgh, mocked Oz for being a ‘tourist’ 

Fetterman’s campaign also flew a banner over the Jersey Shore – where scores of Eastern Pennsylvanians spend summer weekends – saying: ‘Hey Dr. Oz. Welcome Home to NJ! Love John!’ 

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Oz over a more traditional Republican candidate David McCormick, who’s wife, Dina Powell, had worked in the ex-president’s administration, and whose campaign hired several former Trump White House officials. 

That pick was controversial among PA’s Republican ranks, who believed that Oz’s shifting positions on key social issues could make him a harder sell to conservative  voters. 

‘Pennsylvania is patient-zero for the talking point that Republicans could lose the Senate by nominating flawed candidates,’ Republican pollster Shaw said. ‘The mood is negative, the president’s ratings are poor, and issue environment favors the GOP, but their candidate is chasing 10 points because Republicans aren’t sure he’s capable.’ 

The Fox News poll’s margin of error is plus or minus three percent.  

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