A new poll shows that Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is losing badly to her pro-Trump primary challenger, despite raising far more campaign funds in the highly-anticipated election for the state’s lone House seat.
A poll conducted for the Star-Tribune by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy found that natural resources attorney Harriet Hageman has the support of 53% of Wyoming voters, while Cheney receives only 30%.
Brad Coker, the managing editor of Mason-Dixon, said the results are clear.
“The big story is Liz Cheney is going to get beat,” he said. “That’s a foregone conclusion.”
Among those polled, two-thirds said they disapproved of the job Cheney was doing, while only 27% said they approved.
Former president Donald Trump and his allies have disparaged Cheney and targeted her after she voted to impeach Trump and joined Democrats on the congressional committee investigating the rioting at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
“Warmongering and despicable human being Liz Cheney, who is hated by the great people of Wyoming (down 35!), keeps saying, over and over again, that HER Fake Unselect Committee may recommend CRIMINAL CHARGES against a President of the United States who got more votes than any sitting President in history,” wrote Trump on July 4.
“Even the Dems didn’t know what she was talking about! Why doesn’t she press charges instead against those that cheated on the Election, or those that didn’t properly protect the Capitol?” he added.
Cheney has a massive fundraising advantage over Hageman. In April, her campaign reported garnering $3 million for the election, while Hageman had raised only $1.3 million for the first three months of 2022. However, much of Cheney’s support comes from out of state, while most of Hageman’s supporters are from the state of Wyoming itself.
The primary election will be held Aug. 16.
Here’s more about the uphill battle for Cheney:
Rep. Liz Cheney faces uphill battle in Wyoming ahead of primary elections