The trainwreck otherwise known as Mehmet Oz’s doomed U.S. Senate campaign just got even more trainwreck-y (that’s a word, right?) with another terrible poll for the Donald Trump-endorsed TV doctor.
A new survey by Franklin & Marshall College finds Oz trailing his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, by a whopping 13–yes, 13!–points in the state’s open-seat Senate race.
According to the poll, Fetterman is dominating with 43% support among registered voters in the Keystone State, compared to Oz’s 30%. Another 20% said they were still undecided.
But Oz’s bad news doesn’t stop there.
Among Democrats, Fetterman performed well, earning an impressive 76% of support. Oz, however, did much more poorly among Republicans, with just 62% of support–far, far behind what a GOP candidate needs to win a swing state like Pennsylvania.
Fetterman also did better with Independents, pulling in 34% support to Oz’s 17%. And he maintains a much higher popularity rating, with 43% holding a positive view of him (36% held an unfavorable view), compared to Oz’s 27% positive and 57% negative marks.
Oz is clearly starting to panic, as evidenced by the fact that he’s recently begun resorting to using Fetterman’s health as a reason why people shouldn’t vote for him.
In May, the 53-year-old suffered a stroke and had to undergoing surgery to install a pacemaker with a defibrillator, which the TV doctor/cardiologist now suggests should disqualify him from the race.
Last week, Oz appeared on Laura Ingraham’s show to talk about how Fetterman “mumbles and stumbles” on the campaign trail.
“As a physician, I feel badly that he’s struggling,” Oz said. “That stated, for democracy to work, Laura, you have to be able to answer questions from the press, from voters. You’ve gotta hear what constituents are gonna say. And he’s just not been out there.”
A spokesperson for Fetterman said the campaign has been very transparent about his health, acknowledging that he is in speech therapy and still has “trouble with some hearing and auditory processing.” This is not uncommon after a person suffers a stroke.
Fetterman held his first campaign rally since his stroke earlier this month, and he gave remarks at the United Steelworkers’ international headquarters last week, marking his second official public event of the general election. At both stops, he didn’t take questions from the press.
And he’s still leading by double digits.
We’d say that has less to do with Fetterman’s ability to lead and more do with Oz’s complete trainwreck of a campaign.
Now, some tweets…
"hello, dr. oz campaign? i'd like THREE yard signs."
"wow ?? authentic grassroots support at last!" pic.twitter.com/DEgUy9xFrt
— Clare Cons (@macrotargeting) August 28, 2022
BREAKING: John Fetterman is now LEADING Dr. Oz by a whopping 13 POINTS according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll.
Time for Dr. Oz to pack his carpet bag.
— CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) August 28, 2022
Things just keep getting worse for Mehmet Oz. Not only did 100 doctors condemn him, but emails were just exposed showing that Oz was personally messaging Jared Kushner & Deborah Birx urging them to push the dangerous hydroxychloroquine cure.
John Fetterman is an easy choice, PA.
— Kyla in the Burgh ????? (@KylaInTheBurgh) August 26, 2022
Dr. Oz is going to be relieved to lose when he finds out the US Senate is not a work-from-home position.
— Steve Hofstetter (@SteveHofstetter) August 29, 2022
Dr. Oz is frantically trying to get in touch with Marjorie Taylor Greene to ask her if she can get those Jewish space lasers pointed at John Fetterman’s house.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) August 29, 2022
Voting for Republicans is like hiring Herschel Walker to teach high school algebra or hiring Dr. Oz to teach Health Sciences
— Miz Anthrope (@jenaglez) August 29, 2022
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 28, 2022
Dr. Oz is going to lose and it won’t be close.
— Trending Liberal (@TrendingLiberal) August 28, 2022
And here’s what Fetterman himself has to say…
My opponent is *literally* Dr. Oz ?
YES, the dude who is known for selling scam diet pills on TV
YES, the dude who is not even from PA + has 10 homes
YES, the dude who said he would ban abortion even in the cases of rape or incest
Say NO to Dr. Oz on Nov. 8th ? pic.twitter.com/xrv1JjH32v
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) August 28, 2022