In yet another episode of “Captain Obvious Declares Water Is Wet,” a recent survey has revealed that a significant majority of Wyoming Republican voters have absolutely no desire to send Rep. Liz Cheney back to the House after the upcoming midterm elections. It is an additional piece of bad news that the lawmaker has received since losing her leadership position in Congress due to her ludicrous obsession with former President Donald Trump.
A McLaughlin & Associates survey reveals that a whopping 77% of Republicans indicated that they do not plan to vote for her in 2022. This means that less than a quarter of GOP voters will likely support her during the midterms.
Even worse, her image and reputation have also taken a serious hit. The poll shows that 53% view her as a liberal, while only 26% affirm that she is a conservative. These results indicate that Trump’s attacks against Cheney have been working and also suggest that the base is driving the future trajectory of the Republican Party. The Washington Examiner reported:
The race has drawn national attention due to her feud with Trump, and Trump has promised to weigh in against her. Just today, he reiterated his call for the state Republican Party to trim the list of five challengers to one candidate, so the opposition isn’t watered down so much that it allows her to slip by.
In a statement issued by his Save America political action committee, Trump wrote, “The easiest way to defeat deplorable Liz Cheney is by having only ONE conservative candidate run and WIN! Wyoming Patriots will no longer stand for Nancy Pelosi and her new lapdog RINO Liz Cheney!”
The Examiner report noted that Cheney has a considerable “financial war chest.” Still, it does not appear that any amount of funding would be enough for the lawmaker to remain in her seat. It also pointed out that polling coming from two of her challengers is in line with the McLaughlin & Associates, revealing she “lacks the support of 7 in 10 Republican primary voters.”
At least two Republican primary candidates have met with former President Donald Trump and showed him the polling data. In a three-way race, Wyoming state House Rep. Chuck Gray seems to be the favorite. In a two-way race between Cheney and the other two candidates, Cheney still loses. Moreover, the results indicate that a Trump endorsement would significantly boost the challenger’s chances of winning.
The former president has not yet indicated whom he will support in the race, but either way, it seems clear that the writing is on the wall for Cheney. It has become apparent that her unhealthy fixation on Trump is leading to her downfall, in ways that it is not for other Republican lawmakers who have criticized the former president and even voted to impeach him. Perhaps this is because Cheney essentially based her entire platform on “Orange Man Bad.”
When Cheney and other establishment figures lose their positions in the midterm elections, it will be a massive repudiation of the GOP’s old guard. It is precisely what the base wants, and all indications suggest that they are going to get it.