A new poll has now verified what many already suspected: that the vast majority of GOP voters completely supported the removal of Rep. Liz Cheney from her former post as GOP Conference Chair.
As The Hill reports:
A majority of Republicans who have followed the developments that led to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) being ousted from her leadership role within the House GOP agrees with the decision, according to a new survey.
The CBS News-YouGov poll found 80 percent of Republicans who’ve heard of her removal indicated Cheney deserved it, describing her as “off-message, unsupportive of Mr. Trump, and that she’s wrong about the 2020 presidential election.”
Of the Republicans who agreed with her removal, 69 percent said their biggest gripe with Cheney is that “she’s not on message with my party.” Another 34 percent indicated they are pleased that GOP leadership has sent a message to its rank and file lawmakers that “disloyalty will be punished.”
Two-thirds of all Republicans surveyed said being loyal to former President Trump specifically is important, with issues like the economy and immigration topping the list of priorities voters want to see GOP lawmakers stay on message with Trump.
Cheney has been a consistent and vicious opponent of former President Trump and his agenda for years, thus it is now exactly surprising that most GOP voters weren’t sad to see her go