A new Yahoo News/YouGov survey shows that if there’s a Biden-Trump rematch, Biden holds an four-point lead over the former president, 46 percent to 42 percent.
But if Cheney, a Republican critical of Trump, is included on the ballot, Trump beats Biden by eight points.
If Liz Cheney ran as an independent for president in 2024, polling data shows she’d do more damage to Democratic President Joe Biden than Republican Donald Trump
Rep. Liz Cheney, a new Yahoo News/YouGov survey showed, would only get 11 percent of the vote, compared to former President Donald Trump’s 40 percent and President Joe Biden’s 32 percent
If President Joe Biden (left) and former President Donald Trump (right) had a 2020 rematch in 2024 Biden would beat Trump by four points, 46 percent to 42 percent, polling shows
In this scenario, Trump receives 40 percent of the vote, to Biden’s 32 percent.
Cheney walks away with just 11 percent support.
Pollsters found that Biden voters were more likely than Trump supporters to break ranks and vote for Cheney.
Trump voters were more solidly for the former president.
The survey of 1,563 adults was conducted August 18 to 22, the days following Cheney’s loss in the Wyoming Republican primary.
Cheney, the top Republican on the House January 6 committee, who was Trump’s No. 1 target to take out during the 2022 election cycle, lost her primary last Tuesday to lawyer Harriet Hageman by about 37 points.
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On election night and in the days following, Cheney teased a potential presidential run.
‘I’m not going to make any announcements here this morning,’ Cheney said last Wednesday on the Today show. ‘But it is something I’m thinking about.’
During her concession speech the night of the primary, Cheney made comparisons to Abraham Lincoln, who lost a string of races before winning the White House.
‘Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and House before he won the most important election of all,’ Cheney noted.
Cheney pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to block Trump’s return to the White House.
‘I believe that Donald Trump continues to pose a very grave threat – a risk to our republic – and I think defeating him is going to require a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats and independents and that’s what I intend to be a part of,’ she said.
Bloomberg reported last week that Biden called Cheney after she was defeated.