GOP polling: Impeachment unpopular in swing districts

GOP polling: Impeachment unpopular in swing districts
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Impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE is unpopular in some swing districts, according to Republican polling obtained by Politico Playbook Monday.

The polling by the National Republican Congressional Committee identified five battleground districts where voters were opposed to impeachment.

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California's 21st, 39th and 45th, Georgia's 6th and New Jersey's 7th congressional district all had support for impeachment at 35 percent or lower in the poll.

Opposition to impeachment in those five districts was between 57 and 60 percent.

“Impeachment is not popular in suburban battleground districts carried by both President Trump and [2016 Democratic nominee] Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump on Clinton's Sanders comments: 'She's the one that people don't like' Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders MORE," the NRCC concluded.

The polling of 400 likely voters in each district during late June comes as the Democratic Party is increasingly divided on impeachment.

Recent national polling on impeachment shows opposition outpacing support as well. According to Gallup, 53 percent of Americans are opposed to initiating the process, while 45 percent support doing so.

Despite a growing number of Democrats calling for impeachment after former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE outlined multiple incidents of possible obstruction of justice against Trump, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Justices won't fast-track ObamaCare case before election | New virus spreads from China to US | Collins challenger picks up Planned Parenthood endorsement Why Senate Republicans should eagerly call witnesses to testify Trump health chief: 'Not a need' for ObamaCare replacement plan right now MORE (D-Calif.) has maintained she will not yet begin proceedings.

Mueller is set to testify in front of Congress on July 17.

Representatives from two of the surveyed districts, Katie Porter (D) from California's 45th and Tom MalinowskiThomas (Tom) MalinowskiSanders, Warren battle for progressive endorsements NJ lawmaker flips endorsement to Biden after Booker drops out House votes to temporarily repeal Trump SALT deduction cap MORE (D) from New Jersey's 7th, have publicly backed impeachment proceedings.

The other three districts highlighted are represented by Reps. T.J. Cox (D-Calif.), Gil CisnerosGilbert (Gil) Ray CisnerosMORE (D-Calif.) and Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathThe most expensive congressional races of the last decade How the 31 Democrats in Trump districts voted on impeachment Vulnerable Democrats signal support for impeachment articles this week MORE (D-Ga.)