Liz Cheney Trailing Mike Enzi By 53 Points
Liz Cheney’s effort to unseat Senator Mike Enzi in next year’s Wyoming GOP Primary doesn’t seem to be going well:
Liz Cheney’s support has faded in Wyoming since the summer, according to internal polling conducted for a super PAC that’s been running ads against her and shared exclusively with POLITICO.
Sen. Mike Enzi (R) has expanded his lead over the former vice president’s daughter by 12 points among likely primary voters since August. The three-term incumbent was up 52 points, 69 percent to 17 percent, in a survey conducted by Bob Wickers of The Wickers Group at the end of October.
The same pollster using the same methodology found Enzi ahead by 40 points, 61 percent to 21 percent, in the last week of August.
In the summer, Cheney was viewed favorably by 42 percent of likely primary voters and unfavorably by 24 percent. At the end of October, she was viewed favorably by 29 percent and unfavorably by 37 percent.
There’s been very little polling in Wyoming so it’s unclear whether this poll is accurate or an outlier, but it does seem to reflect the fact that Enzi is immensely popular in his home state and that Cheney has not gone over well at all. Of course, as David Weigel notes, one of the reasons that Cheney seems to have sunk in the polls seems to be attributable to the fact that a conservative PAC has been running ads in the state accusing her of being “woobly” on same-sex marriage even though she has stated more than once that she opposes it. In any case, though, it seems that Dick Cheney’s daughter faces a rather daunting task.