New poll puts Shapiro, Mastriano in virtual dead heat in Pennsylvania gubernatorial race

Democrat Shapiro has been ahead by double digits at times, but lead appears to have narrowed.

Updated: September 17, 2022 - 6:38pm

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New polling shows Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano pulling close to Democratic rival Josh Shapiro as the contentious governor’s race nears its home stretch.

Polling from the Trafalgar Group shows Mastriano within two points of Shapiro, at 45.7% to 47.7%, respectively. 

That indicates the race may be significantly closer than data from earlier weeks demonstrated. The Real Clear Politics average of polling data thus far puts the race at 5.4% in Shapiro’s favor, with some polls putting the Democrat’s lead in the double-digits. 

Shapiro is the current attorney general of Pennsylvania; Mastriano is currently a state senator.

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