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Not Even CNN Can Spin Liz Cheney’s Putrid Poll Numbers

Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney faces devastating ratings ahead of her primary election, CNN senior data reporter Harry Enten told host Anderson Cooper Wednesday night.

“On Cheney, if you go over to Wyoming, look at her disapproval rating and essentially what you see more than doubled…after voting to impeach Donald Trump,” Harry Enten said. “She is very much unpopular in the state and if you look at the betting odds, whether or not she will win re-election, only about a 10% chance she will win re-election.”

Cheney’s disapproval rating skyrocketed from 26% to 72% after her vote to impeach Trump, a slide by CNN displayed. A different poll by Fabrizio, Lee, and Associates showed that 73% of Republican primary voters disapproved of Cheney.

Cheney, who serves on the Jan. 6 Select Committee after being appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is an outspoken critic of former President Trump and was one of 10 Republicans to vote for his impeachment.


“Every time she speaks at these hearings she’s probably making her task even more difficult,” said former Obama advisor David Axelrod, a senior political contributor at CNN. “I think the one hope they have is that Democrats reregister and cross over in record numbers to support her…. She’s in a world of hurt and no sensible person in politics would bet on her renomination at this point,” Axelrod said.

Enten also pointed to primary results from South Carolina where Republican Rep. Tom Rice was defeated by state Rep. Russell Fry in the primary Tuesday night. Fry received Trump’s endorsement in the primary.

“The power of Trump is very much in the Republican Party right now,” Enten said.

Cheney, Axelrod, CNN and Warner Media, the parent company of CNN, did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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