A new poll shows that recently defeated Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) will only help former President Donald Trump defeat President Joe Biden in a theoretical three-way race.
A Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that if Cheney were to run as an independent presidential candidate, she would only snatch support from Biden.national survey shows Biden garnered 42 percent support on Trump with 39 percent — leading Trump by three points if the presidential election were held today. Twenty percent said they weren’t sure.
But if Cheney had run as an independent candidate, Trump would have easily taken an eight-point lead over Biden.
The poll shows Biden with only 29 percent support, compared to 37 percent for Donald Trump and 11 percent for Cheney. Twenty-three percent of those polled said they were not sure.Since Cheney lost in a landslide to her primary challenger in Wyoming, she has fueled speculation of a possible run for the presidency in 2024.
“It’s a decision I’m going to make in the coming months, and I’m not going to make any announcements here this morning — but it’s something I’m thinking about,” she said. Told In an interview the morning after his primary loss.
Cheney vowed in her concession speech that she would do “whatever it takes” to defeat Trump in 2024, should he run for president.
Cheney’s influence on the race would turn independents away from supporting Biden.
Without Cheney in the race, Biden earned 32 percent of the votes polled by those who declared themselves as political independents. In the race with Cheney, Biden gets only 18 percent support from independents.
Cheney also faces an upside approval rating, as only 34 percent consider her favorable and 38 percent unfavourable. Twenty-nine percent of those surveyed said they were not sure.
Sixty-two percent of voters believe Biden should not run for president in 2024, including 40 percent of Democrats.
The national survey of 1,563 adults was conducted between August 18 and 22.