Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney’s political career was on an upward trajectory when in 2019 she was made House Republican Conference chair just two years after being elected to office.
Cheney has since undergone a dramatic downward spiral, with CNN putting her chance of being reelected at just one in 10.
According to American Wire News, that assessment was offered by the network’s senior data reporter Harry Enten during a Wednesday appearance on “AC360.”
Poll shows Cheney has a 72% disapproval rating.
“If you look at the betting odds, whether or not she’ll win re-election, only about a 10% chance she’ll win,” Enten was quoted as telling host Anderson Cooper.
Cooper reacted with surprise, calling Cheney’s fall “incredible” in light of “the political dynasty she’s from.” Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who spent over a decade representing Wyoming in Congress.
“Essentially, what you see is that it has doubled, more than doubled, gone up 40 points from before she voted to impeach Donald Trump to after voting to impeach Donald Trump.”
Enten explained that Cheney’s approval ratings went into a virtual free-fall after the congresswoman chose to support impeaching former President Donald Trump early in 2021 following the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
He then referenced a graph illustrating how her disapproval rating went from 26% in 2020 to the whopping 72% level it currently stands at.
“Essentially what you see is that it has doubled, more than doubled, gone up 40 points from before she voted to impeach Donald Trump to after voting to impeach Donald Trump,” Enten said regarding the share of voters who expressed disapproval for Cheney.
Anti-Trump congressman losses South Carolina primary fight
Cheney is not the only anti-Trump Republican to experience ostracism at the hands of her former supporters, as on Tuesday South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice was defeated by his GOP primary challenger, state Rep. Russell Fry.
Like Cheney, Rice was one of 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of impeaching Trump. Fox News reported that he only managed to garner 24% of the vote on Tuesday compared with 51% for Fry.
Fry told Fox News that it was Rice’s pro-impeachment vote that spurred him to run, adding that voters were “incredibly frustrated” by it.”