Poll Shows Division Among Republicans Over Cheney and Kinzinger

Poll Shows Division Among Republicans Over Cheney and Kinzinger

(ConservativeHub.com) – For their participation in the January 6 Committee, the Republican National Committee (RNC) decided to censure Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Liz Cheney (R-WY). However, not everyone in the party believes it was the right course of action. Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke out against the move, saying it wasn’t a good look to persecute a few who hold different views than the majority. Now, according to a poll, it appears Republican voters are fractured on the issue as well.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll surveyed 2,005 people from February 12-13. When asked if they supported the censure of Kinzinger and Cheney, 40% of Republican respondents said they either strongly or somewhat supported the motion, while 34% said they strongly or somewhat opposed the measure. The remaining 27% said they either didn’t know or had no opinion on the matter.

Another question asked participants how they felt about McConnell criticizing the RNC’s move. Of Republicans surveyed, 35% either strongly or somewhat supported his position, while 37% somewhat or strongly disagreed.

The split is not what the Republican Party needs at this point in the election cycle, with midterms scheduled for later this year. If the RNC hopes to take back both chambers of Congress in a likely red wave, candidates need to get on the same page.

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