Poll: Liz Cheney trails GOP primary challenger Harriet Hageman by 30 points

After spending much of her most recent term in Congress blasting former President Donald Trump, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) appears to be facing an uphill battle in her quest to retain her seat in the U.S. House of Representative, as Politico reports.

A primary election poll recently conducted by the Club for Growth found that Cheney’s opponent, Republican attorney Harriet Hageman, has the support of 56% of voters in Wyoming, with the incumbent pulling just 26%.

Those numbers track consistently with data released by the same group roughly a year ago in which it was revealed that more than half of all Republican GOP primary voters in Wyoming planned to vote against Cheney, no matter who her challenger might be.

As Newsweek reports, despite the fact that Cheney voted in line with Trump positions over 90% of the time, her staunch opposition to his conduct in the aftermath of Jan 6, 2021 and her vote to impeach the former president for supposedly inciting unrest on that fateful day led to a war of words between the two that persists to this day.

Indeed, Trump has wholeheartedly thrown his support and official endorsement behind Hageman’s campaign, and even before that, the Wyoming Republican Party voted to cease recognizing Cheney as a member, later censuring her over her vote to impeach the former commander in chief.

In announcing his backing of Hageman in September of last year, Trump declared, “Unlike RINO Liz Cheney, Harriet is all in for America First. Harriet has my Complete and Total Endorsement in replacing the Democrats number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney,” as ABC News reported at the time.

The former president also noted that Hageman “is strong on Crime and Borders, powerfully supports the Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will fight for Election Integrity and Energy Independence.”

Cheney’s reversal of political fortunes began in earnest with her outspoken criticism of Trump, as she won re-election to her seat in 2020 with almost 69% of the vote – a level of support that appears impossible for her to muster this time around, at least according to recent polling.

Though Cheney has succeeded in raising substantial sums for her campaign coffers, and there is always a chance that Wyoming Democrats could throw their support her way if no viable Democrat candidate emerges in the months to come, as of now, it appears that the wind is indeed at Hageman’s back, and it may well be her election to lose.