Cheney is 28% behind opponent Harriet Hageman: 70% of Wyoming Republican voters view Liz unfavorably


Liz Cheney is 28 POINTS behind her GOP primary opponent Harriet Hageman: 70% of Republican Rep’s party’s voters in Wyoming view her unfavorably as she faces an uphill battle to keep her seat

  • A new poll shows 56% of GOP voters in Wyoming would vote for Trump-backed Harriet Hageman against Liz Cheney if an election were held today 
  • The 28% margin shows that GOP voters in the state are increasingly turning against Cheney
  • Comes after she voted to impeach Trump and joined Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 committee 

Another congressional term for Liz Cheney is looking less and less likely as Republicans in her home state of Wyoming continue to turn on her after she voted to impeach Donald Trump and joined the Democrat-led select committee probing the January 6 Capitol attack.

Just 28 percent of Wyoming Republican voters say they would cast a ballot to reelect Cheney in the 2022 midterms, according to a new poll from Fabrizio, Lee & Associates survey and consulting firm.

The survey of 400 likely Republican primary voters in the deep red state shows that 56 percent would vote for Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman over the incumbent if the election were held today.

The 28 points that divide them falls well outside the 4.9 percent margin of error for the poll taken June 1 and 2 that was released this week.

Even less respondents had a favorable view of their current at-large congresswoman in the U.S. House of Representative – with just 26 viewing her favorably and a whopping 73 percent having an unfavorable opinion of Cheney.

A new poll shows that 56% of GOP voters in Wyoming would vote for Trump-backed Harriet Hageman against Liz Cheney if an election were held today

A new poll shows that 56% of GOP voters in Wyoming would vote for Trump-backed Harriet Hageman against Liz Cheney if an election were held today 

The 28% margin shows that GOP voters in the state are increasingly turning against Cheney after she voted to impeach Trump and joined the Democrat-backed January 6 committee

The 28% margin shows that GOP voters in the state are increasingly turning against Cheney after she voted to impeach Trump and joined the Democrat-backed January 6 committee

When likely GOP voters were specifically asked about their favorability of the job Cheney has done as a congresswoman, 27 percent were favorable and 70 unfavorable.

Cheney is one of the two Republicans – along with Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger – serving on the House select committee probing the riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

That post on the panel created by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as her vote to impeach Trump, cost Cheney favor with her constituents, a censure from the Wyoming GOP and Republican National Committee (RNC), as well as her No. 3 post in the party as House Republican Conference Chairwoman.

Wyoming is the most Republican state in the U.S., according to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, which puts the western state at +25 Republican – more than any other state.

The former Cheney stronghold has voted Republican in every single presidential election since 1952 – with the exception of the 1964 election.

The poll also shows that 70% of likely Republican voters in Wyoming have an unfavorable view of how Cheney is serving in Congress. Pictured: Cheney along with the only other Republican on the January 6 select committee, Adam Kinzinger of illinois

The poll also shows that 70% of likely Republican voters in Wyoming have an unfavorable view of how Cheney is serving in Congress. Pictured: Cheney along with the only other Republican on the January 6 select committee, Adam Kinzinger of illinois

In the most recent presidential contest in 2020, 69.9 percent voted for Trump’s reelection compared to the just 26.6 percent that voted for now-President Joe Biden. It was a slight dip in margins from the 2016 presidential election where Trump won the deep red state with a 46 percent advantage over Hillary Clinton.

Trump recruited and endorsed Hageman against Cheney.

The backing of Hageman has drastically increased since the December poll, which came three months after Trump endorsed the Cheney challenger.

The bump comes after Trump went to Wyoming in late May to rally for Hageman in Casper.

In December, Hageman was only ahead of Cheney by 8 percent – 34 percent to 26 percent. That gap increased by 20 percent in six months.

Support for a third candidate, Wyoming State Senator Anthony Bouchard, has decreased from 13 percent support in December to just 8 percent support now.

An earlier Wyoming GOP primary poll from WPAi/Club for Growth PAC showed Cheney behind Hagement by 30 percent – two more percentage points than the new poll resulted.

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