A Politico poll released Wednesday indicated half of Republicans want Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney ousted out of her leadership role amid the feud over former President Donald Trump’s place in the party.
When Republican voters were asked about whether Cheney should keep her leadership role, only 18% of respondents said that she should keep her role, with half of respondents stating she should be ousted. 31% were not sure or had no opinion.
The poll, conducted between May 7 and May 9 surveyed 1,994 registered voters; the margin of error was plus or minus two percentage points.
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Trump voters were slightly more likely to call for Cheney to be ousted (54%), compared to only 16% saying that she should keep her position.
Those who identified as conservative also were likely to support Cheney being ousted of her role, with 49% of those polled saying she should be removed. Only 23% of those respondents wanted her to keep the role.
The numbers come as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a letter to colleagues, saying that there would be a vote on replacing Cheney as the third-ranking Republican. (RELATED: ‘I Think She’s Got Real Problems’: GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Caught On Hot Mic Trashing Rep. Liz Cheney)
Cheney’s approval numbers among republicans were also very low. 14% of Republicans had a favorable view of the Wyoming representative, and 43% said that they had an unfavorable view.
Calls for Cheney to be ousted have grown in recent months as her feud with Trump continued. The former President called on the party to completely oust Cheney from her leadership role and replace her with New York Representative Elise Stefanik.