Among the firms busily polling voters, Robert Cahaly and Trafalgar Group are among them. Cahaly, who is Tragalgar’s senior strategist, recently told Fox News his firm is watching key Senate races in Georgia and in Pennsylvania, where the candidates are separated by single digits in election polling.
In the Pennsylvania race between Republican Mehmet Oz and Democrat John Fetterman (pictured above), Cahaly said that race is one to watch because Fetterman’s soft-on-crime record is just now being exposed.
The state’s first-term lieutenant governor is already being questioned over his post-stroke mental and physical health, and now news outlets such as The New York Post are pointing out his record of defending so-called criminal justice reform.
Fetterman told a far-left group in 2018 he would use his public office as a “bully pulpit” to expose the “school-to-prison pipeline, the prison industrial complex, and ‘tough on crime’ policies like ‘Stop and Frisk’ and cash bail.”
After the Republican Party gambled on out-of-state celebrity doctor Oz to be the GOP nominee, Oz has luckily watched Fetterman’s polling shrink over the summer.
“That race is going to continue to tighten,” Cahaly predicted. “It was never that big a margin.”
In the second closely-watched race in Georgia, AFN has reported Democrats hit GOP candidate Herschel Walker with an “October surprise” by accusing him of paying for a former girlfriend’s abortion in 2009.
Cahaly says Trafalgar was ready when Democrats hit Walker with that accusation: Months earlier, the polling firm asked voters if they would support a candidate they didn’t like if that candidate opposed Joe Biden.
“And 58 percent of the people in Georgia,” the pollster told Fox News, “would rather have somebody they don't like personally who opposed Biden.”
If that Trafalgar poll holds true on Election Day, Walker could benefit from GOP voters who realize staying home could cost the GOP control of the U.S. Senate. That would mean keeping the abortion-crazed Democratic Party in power in the U.S. Senate.