A recent poll that was unveiled on Friday highlighted that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is behind her GOP challenger by well over 20%, which signals extreme concern for the congresswoman for the soon-to-happen primary elections.
A whopping total of 52% of the likely primary voters throughout the state stated they would be supporting the Trump-endorsed option, Harriet Hageman, with only 30% showing support for Cheney, as reported by the Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy survey that was carried out for the Casper, Wyoming, Star Tribune.
This poll was carried out on the 11th of July and questioned a total of 1,100 likely voters. It showed 11% undecided, with no other candidate managing to make it into the double-digit range for their support. The poll showed that the next highest-ranking candidate, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, only managed to garner 5% support.
The race between Hageman and Cheney has been put into the national spotlight for quite a few months, but the survey was “the first independent, public, in-state poll” carried out so far. Early voting for the state has already started, with the actual primaries slated to happen on the 16th of August.
If the results of this poll turn out to be how the vote takes place in the state’s primary, Cheney will soon be removed from office, leaving Harriet to do battle with the most probable Democratic candidate Lynnette Grey Bull, Constitution Party candidate Marissa Selvig, and independent Casey Hardison. Across the normally right-wing Wyoming, the Republican primary cements itself as the prime focus, with the winner most likely cementing their spot for the state’s House seat for the November midterms.
To go along with highlighting Hageman’s lead over Cheney, the survey also highlighted that roughly two-thirds of the most likely votes stood against Cheney’s choice to take part in the January 6 House select committee. Well over half of that same group stated that her taking part in the committee cemented their choice to not vote for her in the coming primary.
Cheney was just one of the ten House Republicans that voted in favor of impeaching former President Donald Trump in the wake of the events of January 6th. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL(, who also serves as part of the same committee, was another of the group who chose to support the impeachment of Trump.
Despite the worrying primary poll results, Cheney claimed, as part of an interview from two weeks ago, that she has not yet officially ruled out making a run for the presidency herself in 2024, claiming that she has not made her decision yet.
Cheney issued these statements back on the 3rd of July in an interview on “This Week” with Jonathan Karl with ABC News.
“I’ll make a decision about ’24 down the road,” explained Cheney.
“I think about it less in terms of a decision about running for office, and more in terms of, you know, as an American – and as somebody who’s in a position of public trust now, how do I make sure that I’m doing everything I can to do the right thing; to do what I know is right for the country, and, and to protect our Constitution,” she concluded.