GOP polling: Impeachment unpopular in swing districts

GOP polling: Impeachment unpopular in swing districts
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Impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy 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 ClintonDershowitz: 'Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' 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 MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE outlined multiple incidents of possible obstruction of justice against Trump, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiProgressives call for impeachment inquiry after reported Kavanaugh allegations The promise and peril of offshoring prescription drug pricing Words matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump 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) MalinowskiSwing-seat Democrats oppose impeachment, handing Pelosi leverage Democrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence Second Democrat representing Trump district backs impeachment 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 McBathGun epidemic is personal for lawmakers touched by violence House panel advances anti-gun violence legislation Jon Ossoff launching Georgia Senate campaign MORE (D-Ga.)