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CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza suggested that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) knows she is likely to lose the Wyoming primary.
Cheney is facing off against Donald Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman. Polls show Cheney is trailing by double-digits.
“Cheney looks likely to lose — and she knows it,” Cillizza wrote. “What she also knows is that, at least in her mind, this isn’t the end of her political career.”
Cheney notoriously sided with Democrats and voted to impeach President Donald Trump. A new poll shows Cheney is trailing her GOP challenger by more than 20%.
52% of likely primary voters in the state said they support Harriet Hageman. Trump has also endorsed Hageman as the right person for the office.
Only 30% showed support for Cheney, according to a Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy survey.
The poll was conducted between July 7-11 among 1,100 likely voters.
This indicates that Cheney could soon be out of office.
Hageman would still need to race against likely Democratic candidate Lynnette Grey Bull as wellas Constitution Party candidate Marissa Selvig and independent Casey Hardison.
However, in the red state of Wyoming, the winner of the primary race will likely win the state’s congressional seat.
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The race between Cheney and Hageman has been receiving national attention for months, but the survey marked “the first independent, public, in-state poll” conducted so far. Early voting has already begun, with the primary set for August 16…
In addition to showing Hageman’s lead over Cheney, the survey also revealed that two-thirds of likely votes (63%) disagreed with Cheney’s decision to serve on the January 6 House select committee. More than half (54%) said her involvement made them less likely to vote for her in the primary.
Cheney was one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump following the events of Jan. 6. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who also serves on the January 6 committee, was one of the others who supported Trump’s impeachment.
Despite her troubling primary poll numbers, Cheney said during an interview two weeks ago that she hasn’t ruled out a run for the White House in 2024, saying she still hasn’t made a decision.
Cheney made the comments during a July 3 interview on ABC News’ “This Week” with Jonathan Karl. “I’ll make a decision about ’24 down the road,” Cheney said.