A new poll from Morning Consult shows just 1% of Republican voters would back U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) if she threw her hat in the ring in the 2024 GOP presidential primary.
The survey was taken just days after House Republicans voted to oust Cheney from her role in caucus leadership as she continues to clash with former President Donald Trump. Cheney was among just a handful of GOP members of the House to vote in favor of impeaching Trump following the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and she’s vowed to oppose him if he makes another bid for the Oval Office.
As Cheney faced a strong rebuke from fellow Republicans in Congress’ lower chamber, the former president issued a statement indicating he wholly supported the move to force her out of her No. 3 spot in caucus leadership.
“Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being,” Trump said, according to NBC News. “I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party. She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our country.”
Crunching the numbers
It apparently isn’t just Trump who feels that way. The Morning Consult poll showed more than half of Republican voters — 53% — “now hold unfavorable views of Cheney.”
The figure marks a jump of 10 percentage points over the same survey a week prior. What’s more, “[j]ust 15 percent of Republican voters view Cheney favorably,” Morning Consult said.
Meanwhile, Trump remains popular with GOP voters: 84% of GOP respondents to Morning Consult’s latest poll expressed approval of the former president.
The poll surveyed nearly 2,000 registered voters, including more than 650 Republicans, and had a margin of error of 4 points among Republican-leaning respondents, according to Morning Consult.
Cheney looks ahead
Even as voters shy away from Cheney, the Wyoming congresswoman has remained steadfast in her opposition to Trump, telling Politico in a recent interview that she has no regrets about her vote to impeach him earlier this year.
She also said she remains hopeful that the Republican Party will move away from the former president going forward, but acknowledged that it’d be an uphill battle.
“It’s going to require consistent hard work and effort by a lot of people, and a willingness by people to stand up and talk about what’s right,” Cheney told Politico.
“I don’t think that it’s certainly going to happen overnight,” she added.