GOP polling: Impeachment unpopular in swing districts

GOP polling: Impeachment unpopular in swing districts
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Impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' 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 Campaign Report: Biden, Harris make first public appearance as running mates Trump campaign spox rips GOP congressman over rejection of QAnon conspiracy Biden hits back after Trump's attacks on Harris 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) 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 outlined multiple incidents of possible obstruction of justice against Trump, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Bass on filling Harris's Senate spot: 'I'll keep all my options open' Win by QAnon believer creates new headaches for House GOP 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) MalinowskiNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Thomas Kean wins GOP primary to take on Rep. Tom Malinowski House fires back at Trump by passing ObamaCare expansion 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 McBathRepublicans uncomfortably playing defense The Hill's Campaign Report: Even the Post Office is political now | Primary action tonight | Super PACS at war NRCC poll finds McBath ahead of Handel in Georgia MORE (D-Ga.)