Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney is the most unpopular Republican in the country among GOP voters, according to a new poll out this month reported by Axios.
While Donald Trump Jr. and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis led in a survey of prominent Republicans, with a 55 and 54 percent net approval rating respectively, Cheney’s ratings tanked at negative 43 percent.
The survey — conducted by the firm Fabrizio, Lee & Associates, the pollster for each of Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns — interviewed 800 Republican voters between July 6-8 with a +/-3.46 percent margin of error. The results are mapped out in the chart below by Axios.
Cheney’s unfavorable ratings in the nationwide poll reflect similar results from surveys conducted in her own state as the congresswoman continues to antagonize the base and engineer a GOP civil war that is nonexistent outside her home in Washington, D.C.
Another poll conducted in April by the conservative political action committee Club for Growth found Cheney deep underwater as she faces a series of primary challengers who threaten to oust the three-term incumbent. More than half of likely GOP primary voters said they would vote against Cheney no matter her opponent, while only a slim 14 percent said the representative could count on their continued support.
>> 52% of GOP primary voters would vote against her regardless of who challenges her in ’22
>> 14% would back her regardless
>> Her favorables are underwater at 29/65
WPAi poll of 415 LVs from April 21-22, +/-4.9% pic.twitter.com/fkIAoZcU5x
— Ally Mutnick (@allymutnick) May 5, 2021
House Republicans overwhelmingly voted to kick Cheney from her No. 3 role in House leadership in May as the now-former House GOP conference chair escalated her feud with Trump and undermined other members in the process. The emboldened Wyoming lawmaker had survived an initial referendum in February following her last-minute effort to get Republican support for Trump’s second impeachment.
Now Republicans on Capitol Hill have begun talks of removing Cheney from her committee assignments while she joins Democrats in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s crusade to weaponize the lower chamber and go after political dissidents with the establishment of a Jan. 6 commission.
“I’m honored to have been named to serve on the January 6th select committee,” Cheney said, going on to regurgitate the Democrat talking point that the Capitol riot was the “most serious attack on our Capitol since 1814.”
In 1983, however, the Senate was bombed by left-wing militants, decades before Al-Qaeda terrorists flew a plane into the Pentagon on 9/11, and decades before the summer of rage last year presented routine outbursts of political violence in the nation’s capital.
Senate bombing, 1983 pic.twitter.com/Wmu9AwZLbq
— Susan Ferrechio (@susanferrechio) April 28, 2021
Pelosi kicked Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s picks, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, from the Jan. 6 committee last week. On Sunday, the speaker placed Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Cheney ally and fellow Never Trumper in the lower chamber, on the committee.
— Tristan Justice (@JusticeTristan) July 26, 2021