Polling editor says swing voters don't want impeachment

Polling editor Carl Cannon told Hill.TV on Wednesday that swing voters do not want impeachment ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

"What matters in 2020 are swing voters and swing states — nobody else matters," Cannon, who is Washington bureau chief at Real Clear Politics, told host Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking."

"And if we have a close election, those are the people that consistently tell us they want Washington to work. They want people to govern. They want a compromise," he added. "They don't want impeachment. That symbolizes everything they don't like about politics."

Quinnipiac University National Poll released this month found that 59 percent of respondents said Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE.

That survey was conducted before Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces Correctional officers subpoenaed in Epstein investigation: report Nadler asks other House chairs to provide records that would help panel in making impeachment decision MORE released his summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's investigation into Russia's election meddling, which found no evidence of conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016.

While progressive Democrats in Congress continue to push for impeachment, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMoulton drops out of presidential race after struggling to gain traction Conservatives push Trump tariff relief over payroll tax cuts Democrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence MORE (D-Calif.) has tempered that movement, both before and after Mueller completed his 22-month probe.

— Julia Manchester