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 TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles 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 PelosiOvernight Health Care: Dem chair plans hearing on Medicare for all | Senate GOP talks drug prices with Trump health chief | PhRMA CEO hopeful Trump reverses course on controversial pricing proposal Centrist efforts to convince Trump to end shutdown falter On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions 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