Liz Cheney Starts Out Behind Mike Enzi in Wyoming GOP Primary
Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced earlier this week that she will challenge U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., in the Republican primaries come 2014. A poll released on Friday shows she starts off as the underdog to topple the incumbent senator.
Harper Polling took a poll of likely Republican primary voters which found Enzi with a comfortable lead. He takes 55 percent in the poll while Cheney gets 21 percent.
The poll finds Enzi starts the contest in excellent shape among Wyoming Republicans with 76 percent seeing him as favorable and only 6 percent viewing him as unfavorable. His approval numbers are similar, with 73 percent approving of his performance in Washington while 9 percent disapprove.
Still, Cheney has a shot. The poll finds only 48 percent of Wyoming Republicans think Enzi deserves another term while 28 percent think someone else should represent them in Washington.
Cheney is seen as favorable by 45 percent but 15 percent see her as unfavorable. Dick Cheney is still popular among Wyoming Republicans with 74 percent seeing him as favorable and 16 percent as unfavorable.
The poll of 422 likely Wyoming Republican primary voters was taken from July 17-18 and had a margin of error of +- 4.77 percent.