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Liz Cheney’s Attacks On Trump Cost Her: New Poll Shows She’s In Big Trouble

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Rep. Liz Cheney wasted no time in blaming then-President Donald Trump for ‘inciting’ the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building, going on to become one of just two Republicans on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee investigating the origins of the incident.

But becoming so vehemently anti-Trump appears to have cost her politically back in her home state of Wyoming, where Trump won nearly 75 percent of the vote in 2020. And now, if a new survey is indicative, she’s very probably spending her last months in Congress.

A new poll shows the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is 30 points behind her primary opponent Harriet Hageman, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, Breitbart News reported.

Hageman garnered 56 percent support, while Cheney only earned 26 percent, a 30 percent difference.

The poll was conducted with 400 likely Republican primary voters in Wyoming from May 24-25. The margin of error is +4.9 percent.

A January straw poll revealed Hageman held a commanding lead over Cheney. The poll, conducted by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee via secret ballot, showed Hageman won 59 votes and Cheney six, a 53-point victory by Hageman.

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The new polling data comes after Donald Trump announced he would hold a rally for Hageman on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Casper, Wyoming. Trump and Hageman will be joined at the rally by Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Lauren Boebert (R-CO). House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) will also make video appearances.

During his rally, the former president took sharp aim at Cheney.

“In many ways, worse than the terrible Democrats are the backstabbing RINO republicans that are helping them do their act,” he said. “And there is no RINO in America who has thrown in her lot with the radical left more than Liz Cheney.”

He referred to Cheney as a “lapdog for Pelosi and a human soundbite machine for CNN and MSDNC.”

“She has gone crazy,” he said. “Now I get it. I’ve been hearing these stories for years. Now I get it. She’s gone totally crazy.”

“Few members of Congress in history have personally caused more damage and destruction to our Republican Party” than Cheney, he added.

“She’s aided and abetted the radical Democrat Party in one of the most unhinged, lawless and dangerous witch hunts of all time,” he continued, a reference to the Jan. 6 committee which she co-chairs.

Cheney officially filed for reelection on Thursday, saying in a video posted online that she’s asking for support because the Wyoming election matters and “this is a fight we must win.”

“If our generation does not stand for truth, the rule of law, and our Constitution, if we set aside our founding principles for the politics of the moment, the miracle of our constitutional republic will slip away,” she said. “We must not let that happen.”

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“In Wyoming, we know what it means to ride for the brand. We live in the greatest nation God has ever created, and our brand is the U.S. Constitution,” she added. “I’m running for re-election and asking for your vote because this is a fight we must win.”

The Cheyenne Star Tribune noted further:

Cheney’s opposition to Trump led to her ouster last year from GOP House leadership. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, who replaced Cheney as the No. 3 GOP House leader, are scheduled to make video appearances at the rally.

Besides campaigning for Hageman, Trump’s Save America political action committee has given $500,000 to a political action committee running television ads in Wyoming against Cheney featuring his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr.

For her part, Hageman has cast Cheney as being out of touch with Wyoming residents and more of a Beltway creature. She has also ripped Cheney’s husband, Phillip Perry, and his law firm for having extensive ties to Chinese business interests.

“What do we find out when we dig a little bit deeper” is that “her husband and she are personally, financially benefiting from working for China and Kazakhstan and Belarus and Saudi Arabia,” Hageman said in February.

“He has a choice, he can either work with his firm and take the stand that his wife is apparently advocating publicly, and say, ‘We’re not going to represent countries or companies that, number one have problems with human rights abuses and number two, who are really kind of in a soft war with the United States.’ Or you can go to another law firm,” said Hageman. “Have some integrity.”

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