Cook Political Moves PA Sen Race From Lean D to Toss Up as Polls Tighten Following Sept Trump Rally

Independent non-partisan election experts Cook Political Report has moved the Pennsylvania Senate race from Lean D to Toss Up as polls show that the race has tightened.

The news comes after former President Donald Trump destroyed Joe Biden and Democrats at a rally at the beginning of September.

“There is only one party waging war on American democracy by censoring free speech, criminalizing decent, you see that happening, disarming law-abiding citizens, issuing lawless mandates and unconstitutional orders, imprisoning political protesters, that’s what they’re doing,” Trump said at the time.

Cook Political Report declared in a tweet today, “New rating change: #PASEN moves from Lean D to Toss Up.”

“Republicans and Democrats alike admit the race has tightened and that Pennsylvania could be the tipping point state for the Senate majority.”

A poll released last week by Emerson College Polling-The Hill showed Fetterman’s lead over Oz down from 4 points in August to 2 points in September.

According to a poll released today by USA Today/Suffolk University, Fetterman still holds a 6-point lead over Oz.

However, that’s closer than the nine-point lead, that Fetterman held in a June USA TODAY/Suffolk poll.

The race could ultimately come down to the lone debate between the two candidates which is scheduled to be held on Oct. 25 in Harrisburg. 

The economy and inflation is the most important issue driving Pennsylvania voters’ decisions at 44%, but abortion rights are the top concern for 25%.

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