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NEW POLL: Liz Cheney trailing Trump-backed key challenger by additional than 20 points


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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., trails Republican challenger Harriet Hageman by 22% in a poll produced Friday, spelling problems for the anti-Trump Republican’s main next thirty day period.

Extra than fifty percent, 52%, of probably primary voters in Wyoming claimed they would assistance Hageman, even though just 30% expressed assist for Cheney, according to the study carried out by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy on behalf of the Casper, Wyoming, Star Tribune. 

The poll, executed July 7 – 11 between 1,100 probably voters, showed single-digit guidance for other Republican major candidates for Wyoming’s sole House seat, and indicated that 11% of voters ended up undecided.

Former President Donald Trump picked Hageman out of many Republicans vying to unseat Cheney, who voted to impeach the former president and is 1 of two Republicans on the Property committee investigating Trump’s alleged part in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

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Harriet Hageman is far ahead of Rep. Liz Cheney in race for the Wyoming Republican nomination to Congress

Harriet Hageman is much ahead of Rep. Liz Cheney in race for the Wyoming Republican nomination to Congress
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The Wyoming poll observed that the the greater part of voters disagreed with Cheney’s choice to provide on the Jan. 6 Committee (63%), and believed her opposition to Trump hurt her potential to signify Wyoming (61%). And 54% explained Cheney’s company on the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 assaults designed them considerably less very likely to vote for her.

Cheney has tried out to influence Democrats in Wyoming to vote for her in the Republican principal to obtain assist, a go that Hageman’s marketing campaign characterized as a “determined” shift to “keep on to power.”

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Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., during a hearing of the Jan. 6 committee

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Overlook., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., through a listening to of the Jan. 6 committee
(WHD Image/J. Scott Applewhite)

The committee is building the case in hearings this summertime that Trump not only influenced but also encouraged assault on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., in which Trump’s supporters broke into the building as Congress was certifying the 2020 election results. 

Cheney and the Jan. 6 Committee say that Trump’s denial of the 2020 election final results and his unsupported belief that only significant fraud could have sent President Joe Biden the victory are a grave threat to Democracy by itself.

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Cheney pitches herself as a constitutional conservative who has fought for “every day Wyomingites” versus crippling regulation and government overreach.

The Wyoming principal election will be held Aug. 16.

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