Women are more likely to support Rep. Liz Cheney than men, but her Donald Trump-endorsed challenger Harriet Hageman still leads among both groups, a Casper Star-Tribune poll shows.
The congresswoman also performs better among newer residents of Wyoming and slightly better among younger people.
Cheney’s approval rating among women is roughly 10 points higher than it is among men, according to the Star-Tribune poll released earlier this month. On the flip side, six in 10 women disapprove of the congresswoman compared to 72% of men.
The results were similar when respondents were asked who they’d vote for if the primary were held today, with 57% of men saying they’d vote for Hageman and 47% of women. Cheney flipped those numbers — 26% of men chose the congresswoman compared to 34% of women.
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“The question is, why are Republican men more upset with Cheney than Republican women?” said Cathy Connolly, D-Laramie, a state representative since 2009 and a professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Wyoming.
“Of course we don’t really know why,” she said. “Certainly we get the sense Republicans and particularly Republican men feel very betrayed by