GOP pollster says House Dems won't move to impeach Trump

Republican pollster Jim Hobart said on Thursday that House Democrats will not move to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification MORE

"This isn't something the Democrats are going to do," Hobart, a partner at Public Opinion Strategies, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"It is not something they campaigned on. They were actually very disciplined on focusing their campaigns on health care and the economy, and staying away from what gets talked about on cable news, and I think that's what you'll see them continue to do once they have control of the House," he continued. 

Hobart's comments come after the release of a new American Barometer survey that found that 66 percent of Democratic voters said House Democrats should begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, while 11 percent of Democrats said they should not. 

A Reuters/Ipsos poll also published on Thursday found that 43 percent of Democrats wanted the impeachment of Trump to be a congressional priority. 

Democratic leadership largely distanced itself from the idea of impeaching Trump during the midterms. 

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiHistory teaches that Nancy Pelosi is right about impeachment The politics and practicalities of impeachment The Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms MORE (D-Calif.) said in August that impeaching Trump was "not a priority" for Democrats.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, said Wednesday that Democrats should wait for special counsel Robert Mueller to wrap up his Russia probe before considering impeachment.

“To get out in front of the Mueller probe, I think, would be a big mistake,” he told CNN.

— Julia Manchester