Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) may think she has a narrow window open to her following the indictment of former President Donald Trump. Cheney, who up until January represented the state of Wyoming in Congress, is reportedly weighing a bid for the Republican nomination in 2024.
Cheney’s chances have increased due to the indictment according to one recent poll. The former member of Congress jumped in one Trafalgar poll to third place behind the former president and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
While Cheney increased her standing to just over 10%, DeSantis bests her with 22.5%, with Trump leading the field by far with more than 56%. Behind the leading three, other announced and prospective candidates were far behind. No other candidate, including former Vice President Mike Pence or former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), cracked 4%.
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Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has been a major target for conservatives. The former president supported Cheney’s opponent in the 2022 Republican primary, the future Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY), who won both the primary and the general election that year.
The former representative received considerable criticism from the right for her opposition to Republican candidates in 2022, including Arizona gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake.
Cheney was also a major Republican critic of the former president.
Cheney also served on the Jan. 6 Committee, which was seen by many conservatives as a betrayal. Two of the high-profile Republican members of the committee, Cheney and former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) did not return to Congress this year. Kinzinger’s district was redrawn.
In addition, while Cheney’s numbers increased due to the recent Trafalgar poll, the most recent RealClearPolitics polling average places her at just 3.4%. This spot is good enough for fifth place, leading unannounced potential candidate and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).