U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, Wyoming Republican, is up 28 points on Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who recently announced she is challenging the incumbent in 2014.
Mr. Enzi leads the GOP primary match-up 54 percent to 26 percent, a new survey from Public Policy Polling said.
“Liz Cheney’s Senate prospects don’t look very good,” said Dean Debnam, president of PPP. “Wyoming voters see her as an outsider, and on top of that Mike Enzi is very popular in the state.”
Indeed, 31 percent of respondents see Ms. Cheney as a Wyomingite, and 50 perent say she should be running for Senate in Virginia instead.
Fifty-nine percent of respondents approve of Mr. Enzi’s job performance, compared to 29 percent who disapprove. One-third have a favorable opinion of Ms. Cheney and 43 percent view her unfavorably. Meanwhile, 54 percent have a favorable opinion of the former vice president, compared to 38 percent who view him unfavorably.
PPP surveyed 1,203 registered voters from July 19-21, including 780 Republican primary voters. The margin of error was 2.8 percentage points statewide and 3.5 percentage points for the primary.