Liz Cheney presidential run could 'could single-handedly swing the election' to Donald Trump: report
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has vowed to do “whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office.” That, apparently, includes running for president in 2024.
“It is something that I am thinking about,” Cheney said during an appearance on NBC News last week.
However, a new poll suggests her potential presidential run could be damaging for the wrong candidate. If Cheney opts to run for president, her run could be more threatening for President Joe Biden than it would be for former President Donald Trump, according to the results of a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.
Per Yahoo News, the poll suggests, "if Cheney were to run for president as an independent in 2024, she could actually do the opposite. She could single-handedly swing the election to Trump."
The survey is reportedly based on results from 1,563 U.S. adults following Cheney's loss to a Trump-backed Republican candidate in Wyoming's primary election. Cheney's challenger managed to win the election by more than 40 percentage points.
Details from the poll results also "found that if the 2024 election were held today — and if it were a one-on-one rematch between President Biden and Trump — Biden would lead by 4 points among registered voters, 46% to 42%."
The poll also included a three-way hypothetical scenario between Cheney, Biden, and Trump. If Cheney were to run as an independent candidate.
"In a three-way race with Cheney on the ballot as an independent, Trump would suddenly vault to an 8-point lead over Biden, 40% to 32%," the report suggested. "In that scenario, Cheney trails with just 11% of the vote. The problem for Biden is that nearly all of Cheney’s votes come at his expense — and there are enough of them, in theory, to put Trump over the top."
While it is still too early to determine how things will turn out in 2024, it has been noted that "Democrats are surprisingly supportive of a Cheney presidential bid, with roughly equal numbers saying yes (30%) and no (33%) when asked if she should run in 2024."
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