Pollster says Dems likely to temper impeachment talk amid Mueller findings

Pollster Mallory Newall on Monday predicted to Hill.TV that Democrats will start to temper talk about impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE following special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment MORE's conclusion that the Trump campaign did not coordinate or conspire with Russia during the 2016 election. 

"You will start to see the language around impeachment perhaps change," Newall, research director at Ipsos Public Affairs, told host Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking." 

"People are split on impeachment," she continued. "Most would rather see the president resign than be impeached." 

"So I think maybe you'll have some Democratic politicians and strategists starting to walk away from that as [Speaker] Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Trump denies 'tantrum' in meeting with Pelosi: 'It is all such a lie!' MORE [D-Calif.] has already done," she said. 

Pelosi said earlier this month that it is not worth it for Democrats to try to impeach Trump. 

Progressive Democrats have called for the House to move to impeach the president. However, Mueller's report may have put the campaign on the back burner for now, according to Newall.

Trump celebrated the report as "total exoneration," but Democrats question Mueller's lack of a conclusion on whether the president obstructed justice in the probe. 

Attorney General William Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, upon reviewing Mueller's findings, determined that the president did not obstruct justice.

Democrats, in turn, have called for more information on the probe to be released. 

— Julia Manchester