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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 TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE.

That survey was conducted before Attorney General William BarrBill BarrSeattle, Portland, NYC sue Trump administration over threat to pull federal money Trump says he doesn't actually want Whitmer, Biden and Obama to be locked up despite chants Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo MORE released his summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 PelosiTrump predicts GOP will win the House Hillicon Valley: Five takeaways on new election interference from Iran, Russia | Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump | Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs | On The Money: Pelosi cites progress, but says COVID-19 relief deal might be post-election | Eviction crisis sparked by pandemic disproportionately hits minorities | Weekly jobless claims fall to 787K MORE (D-Calif.) has tempered that movement, both before and after Mueller completed his 22-month probe.

— Julia Manchester