Liz Cheney trails Donald Trump-backed Harriet Hageman in Wyoming: Poll
- Liz Cheney is the vice-chair of the House Committee investigating the Capitol riots
- She is facing Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman in the Wyoming primaries
- A poll showed that a majority of voters disagreed with Cheney's decision to serve on the Jan 6 panel
Liz Cheney, who is the vice-chair of the House Committee investigating the Capitol riots, is trailing Donald Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman in the Wyoming primaries, as per a poll released Friday.
Cheney, the current representative from Wyoming, trails by 22 points, a poll from the Casper Star-Tribune shows. Harriet Hageman came into the picture after Liz Cheney, along with nine other GOP House members, voted to impeach Trump, per Politico.
Donald Trump is backing Hageman. However, the attorney-politician had supported Sen. Ted Cruz during the Republican primary election in 2016. She had called the former President 'the weakest candidate', The New York Times reported.
Now, Hageman, referred to as Trump's champion against Cheney by NYT, leads Cheney in Wyoming. As per the poll, 52% of the primary voters said they would support her, while 30% showed support for Cheney, according to the survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy on behalf of the Casper, Wyoming, Star Tribune.11% of respondents to the poll were undecided.
The poll was the first independent, public in-state poll to be conducted on the race, according to the Star-Tribune.
“The big story is Liz Cheney is going to get beat. That’s a foregone conclusion," Brad Coker, the managing director of the polling firm Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy said.
The poll was conducted among 1,100 registered voters from July 7 to 11. The margin of error was plus or minus three points, Casper Star-Tribune said.
A Star Tribune poll showed that about 63% of voters in Wyoming disagreed with Cheney's decision to serve on the January 6 Committee. 54% said her service on the panel made them less likely to vote for her.
Cheney, who has been representing Wyoming since 2017, has asked for the Democrats to support her in the Republican primary.