With 10 days until the primary, polls predict Liz Cheney will likely defeat Hageman.
With only 10 days until the primary election, polls indicate that Wyoming Republican Representative Liz Cheney is in a precarious position as she attempts to hold off a challenge from GOP rival Harriet Hageman, who has the support of former President Donald Trump.
After Cheney and nine other House Republicans voted to impeach Trump last year for encouraging his supporters to attack the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, Cheney drew Trump’s ire.
Since then, the congresswoman has been among the former president’s most vehement detractors, while also denouncing fellow Republicans who continue to support him.
Trump supported attorney and former Republican National Committee (RNC) member Hageman last September in her campaign to unseat Cheney, who has served as Wyoming’s at-large district representative since 2017.
Recent polls indicate that Hageman has a significant lead over the incumbent Republican, despite the fact that the incumbent Republican was able to raise nearly (dollar)3 million in campaign contributions during the most recent fundraising quarter alone.
According to the most recent survey results from the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming, Cheney is significantly behind Hageman by double digits.
52 percent of likely Wyoming primary voters supported Hageman, compared to just 30 percent who supported Cheney, according to the poll, which was conducted with Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy from July 7 to July 11.
Only 11 percent of respondents were unsure of their vote for the Republican primary, and none of the other candidates received more than 5 percent.
The sample size was 1,100 respondents, and the error margin was plus or minus 3%.
Another poll from May by the conservative group Club for Growth, which opposes Cheney’s reelection, revealed the incumbent was 30 points behind Hageman.
Republican voters in Wyoming voted 56 percent for Hageman and only 26 percent for Cheney.
The survey had a 400 likely GOP primary voters and a plus or minus 4.9 percent margin of error.
A small Republican straw poll conducted in January indicated that Cheney would lose to the candidate backed by Trump handily.
Hageman received 59 out of the total 71 votes in the poll, which was conducted by the Wyoming GOP State Central Committee.
Here is a succinct summary.