Support To Impeach Trump Higher Than For Nixon At Start Of Watergate Says Poll

Patricia Ramirez

According to a new poll by Monmouth University Polling Institute, support to impeach Trump is higher than the anti-Nixon rhetoric at the beginning of the Watergate scandal. The poll indicated that fully 41 percent of Americans want to see Congress impeach Donald Trump and remove the unlikely POTUS from office. That number dwarfs the percentage of Americans calling for Nixon's impeachment in July 1973.

Indeed, as the Watergate scandal began to unfold, only 24 percent of polled Americans were calling for the impeachment of Nixon, according to the New York Daily News.

Despite the disturbingly high percentage of polled Americans who now want to see lawmakers impeach Trump, Monday's Monmouth University Polling Institute indicates that Trump's approval rating is holding low but steady at just around 39 percent as he approaches the six month mark of his presidency.

"Even though Trump's approval rating is similar to Nixon's, more Americans support impeachment today than did in 1973."

Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray believes that today's culture of widespread political partisanship and division could be, at least in part, to blame for the current high support to impeach Trump.

"That's partly due to the current epidemic of hyper-partisanship that was simply not prevalent forty years ago."

Monday's poll, which seems to demonstrate double-digit American voter support to impeach Donald Trump, comes just days after two democratic legislators introduced articles of impeachment against the president. Last week, Texas representative Al Green and California representative Brad Sherman brought articles of impeachment against Trump, alleging obstruction of justice.

"Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump's campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia."

"It now seems likely that the President had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe."

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