July 18, 2022 |
Wyoming voters handed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) a woefully low approval rating heading into the August 16th Republican primary contest against former President Donald Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, a Casper Star-Tribune/Mason-Dixon poll revealed on Friday.
Only 27 percent approved of Cheney’s job performance, while about 66 percent disapproved. Seven percent did not have an opinion.
“Men were especially critical of Cheney’s performance: Only one in five approved of the job she’s doing,” the poll found.
Cheney’s low approval rating is the direct a result of her participation in Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) partisan January 6 committee. The poll “found 54 percent of voters were less likely to support her because she’s part of the panel investigating the attack on the Capitol.”
Asking Democrats for votes has perhaps hurt Cheney among Republicans. The poll found Hageman leads Cheney by 22 points (52 to 30 percent). Eleven percent are undecided.
Cheney’s involvement in the January 6 committee has earned her a greater job approval (53 percent) among Democrats.
“While 69% of registered Democrats who plan to participate in the GOP primary are supporting Cheney, that level of support still leaves her trailing Hageman by a wide margin,” the poll estimated. “But because of the relatively small number of Democrats in Wyoming, crossover voting is unlikely to make a difference.”
Cheney has solicited Democrats for votes and has raised money from former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton donors.
The Mason-Dixon Poll has a three-point margin of error. It is consistent with previous polling that shows Cheney very little chance of winning re-election after allying herself with left-wing Democrats and Never-Trump Republicans on conservative litmus test issues.
Pictured above: Liz Cheney. File photo.