Impeachment: How Support For Trump Compares To Nixon
The latest data found that both sides of the political spectrum are deeply entrenched in their respective positions with 87 percent of Democrats and a mere 7 percent of Republicans supporting Trump's impeachment. How does that compare with Nixon? Back in 1974, the share of Democrats supporting Nixon's removal after Watergate was 71 percent while 31 percent of Republicans were also behind it. Gallup found that since the impeachment process gathered pace in mid-September, Trump's approval ratings have continued to remain steady at around 40 percent. Just before the end of Nixon's presidency, his approval ratings were consistently below 30 percent.
This chart shows support for impeachment and removal of Richard Nixon & Donald Trump, by political party.