A new poll out Wednesday shows Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., down by nearly 30 points just six days before the state’s Tuesday primary.
The Wyoming Primary Election Survey conducted by the University of Wyoming shows a whopping 98 percent of Democrats supporting Cheney and only 2 percent supporting her Trump-endorsed opponent, attorney Harriet Hageman. A measly 15 percent of overall Republicans reported support for incumbent lawmaker Cheney.
Meanwhile, Hageman leads among likely GOP primary voters 57 to 28 percent. No other candidate landed with more than 2 percent support while nearly 10 percent of likely Republican primary voters remained unsure.
On the day Hageman launched her bid to unseat the three-term incumbent with an endorsement from former President Donald Trump, Cheney embraced the challenge.
“Here’s a sound bite for you,” Cheney wrote on Twitter. “Bring it.”
Now Cheney is poised to become the latest House lawmaker that voted to impeach Trump to lose a primary. The University of Wyoming survey results show an even wider gap between the two contenders than a poll sponsored by the Casper-Star Tribune last month showing Cheney down by 22 points. Of the nine other House Republicans to join Cheney in endorsing the Democrats’ snap impeachment effort, four retired, three lost their primaries, and only two prevailed. Cheney’s race is the last one to be decided.
After she was overwhelmingly booted out of House leadership last spring, Cheney escalated her feud with former President Trump, which became a hallmark of her time in the lower chamber. Last summer, Cheney joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Select Committee on Jan. 6 as vice chair, antagonizing voters in her home state who voted for Trump by a wider margin than anywhere else in the country two years ago. Wednesday’s poll shows nearly 60 percent of likely GOP primary voters see the investigation, which is devoid of opposition, as unfair. Only about 27 percent reported viewing the probe as fair and impartial.
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In turn, the endangered congresswoman has turned to Democrats to save her re-election campaign, sending out instructions on how to change party registrations ahead of Tuesday’s primary. The Wyoming Republican Party voted in November to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican.
The University of Wyoming poll was conducted July 25 – Aug. 6 and interviewed 836 Wyoming residents including 562 likely voters in the upcoming GOP primary. Questions about the Republican contest hold a +/- 4.1 percent margin of error while statewide questions possess a +/-3.4 percent margin of error.