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Berwood Yost discusses how economic concerns are influencing Pennsylvania's US Senate race.

Listen to Berwood Yost discussing our current poll on SmartTalkWITF.

Berwood Yost discusses John Fetterman's return to the campaign trail on Fox News

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See Berwood Yost's comments in the LA Times about the state's mid-term races:

"If you were doing a thought experiment” about a midterm election in Pennsylvania with a president whose job approval is as low as President Biden’s is now, “the question you would probably ask is how far ahead the Republican candidate would be," said Berwood Yost, director of the Center for Opinion Research at Pennsylvania’s Franklin & Marshall College. "It’s a startling fact that the Democratic candidates for these statewide races have a clear lead at this point," he said.

John Fetterman's back on the Senate campaign trail. The end of Roe has changed things

Pennsylvania's Senate race has changed on the Democratic side. John Fetterman was sidelined after a stroke, the Supreme Court overturned Roe and the Jan. 6 hearings affected voters' perceptions.
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WGAL 8 In Focus: Abortion in Pennsylvania

In this episode of WGAL 8 In Focus we take a closer look at what the future of abortion looks like in Pennsylvania after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
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Whether the high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate motivates voters to turn out this fall is an open question.

See our recent F&M poll data in the New York Times article about the PA Senate Race

Fetterman’s Heart Issues Add Wild Card to Key Pennsylvania Senate Race

Our analysis of voting patterns from 2000 to present helped inform PA Primary patterns discussed here:

Watch Berwood Yost on @BBCWorld discussing the PA Primaries

Primaries and money

This primary will be unique in Pennsylvania, considering how much money several candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate have spent to represent their parties in the November general election and we’ve been seeing those TV commercial since January.

In several ways, primaries are different than general elections anyway. Voter turnout usually isn't high, the counties where the candidates hail from may influence voters as can the ballot position of candidates.

Appearing on the program is Berwood A. Yost, Director, Floyd Institute for Public Policy, Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College.

The Regional Roundup: May 16, 2022

We talk with health equity hero Ala Stanford; a new exhibit at Winterthur showcases Jackie O.'s White House TV tour; heated PA primary elections are on Tuesday

The Strange Post-Trump Politics of the Pennsylvania Republican Primaries (The New Yorker)

A few theories for why the former President’s endorsement of Mehmet Oz failed to clear the field

What Polls Are Telling Us with 10 Days Until the Primary

With 10 days to go until the primary, Franklin & Marshall's Berwood Yost goes deep on what the most recent polling says. Among the topics: the bump that Mehmet Oz hasn't gotten from Donald Trump's endorsement; Doug Mastriano's staying power in the governor's race; and John Fetterman's commanding lead in the Democratic Senate primary. Yost also discusses what polling says about Pennsylvanians' views on abortion.

Pennsylvanians support keeping abortion legal; Election changes according to F&M poll

What Pennsylvania voters think about abortion, according to polls.

Will Trump Candidates Endanger Republicans' Washington Takeover?

PA Press Club with Berwood Yost

April F&M poll gauges opinions on school race, gender identity curriculums and gender sports participation

Will Voter Shifts Doom PA Democrats?

Poll shows Pa. voters not optimistic on economy, direction of state and nation