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 TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE.

That survey was conducted before Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump's Justice Department should change its tune on antitrust policy Schiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns Trump remarks deepen distrust with intelligence community MORE released his summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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 PelosiElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments MORE (D-Calif.) has tempered that movement, both before and after Mueller completed his 22-month probe.

— Julia Manchester