The reason for Liz Cheney's rising unpopularity along the right is this: Despite having a political platform that fits firmly within Conservative ideological space, she isn't known for any of it. She's being as loud as possible making herself known only about at being anti-Trump.
Liz Cheney doesn't have to be in 100% agreement with Donald Trump, but that's why she keeps taking his on DNC news networks and is constantly making herself available to be a foil at the behest of Democrats. See also: Adam Kinzinger. Politically stupid, at best.
Imagine of AOC spent all her time not advocating for progressive goals and pushing the DNC further left, and instead spent time on Fox News screaming against Barack Obama. It's not a perfect match but you get the point. AOC's a hero to the left, Cheney a zero to the right.

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