How low can he go?

I have never had any real fascination about the Watergate scandal or even Richard Nixon for that matter. I remember very little about Nixon, Watergate, or 1974 but cut me some slack, I was just 13 years old. I have read G. Gordon Liddy’s book Will, and I saw the movie, All the President’s Men. I would guess over the course of the last 40 years I have read some magazine articles and seen a few television programs about Watergate, but other than that, most of what I know I picked up through the osmosis of being an American living in the media age.

When Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States his approval rating was 25%. Given all the crimes he committed, planned, and approved it is hard to imagine that 25% of American’s still supported him as he and his family boarded that helicopter on the White House lawn and left Washington in disgrace, but they did.

Trump’s approval rating, after one year in office, has remained around 36%, lower than any other elected president’s first-year average (since 1945) and just eleven points above Richard Nixon’s 25%, the day he walked out the door of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and into infamy. Trump started his term with an approval rating of 45%, bottoming out at 35% several times during the year.

What I am wondering out loud is this, if Special Counsel Robert Mueller concludes, unequivocally, that Trump was a party to collusion with the Russians efforts to tamper with the 2016 Presidential election, and that he attempted to obstruct justice how many of those 36% will stick with him? Are there still people on the fence about Trump, people who would jump off the Trump Train if he is charged with a crime, or crimes or is 35-36% the bottom of the barrel?

So my question is, will Trump’s approval rating drop below 35% if Mueller has the goods on him or is 35% the die-hard’s, the ones that will never leave him, even if he decided to stand in “the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody”? Yea, he said that. What do you think?

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40 Responses to How low can he go?

  1. Suze says:

    They are more than likely the die hards… I would imagine, if you found the percentages for all evangelicals, all neonazies, all white supremicists the number would be 36% of our entire population.

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  2. OK, look at this scenario. With trump gone and Pence in the WH, the Neo-nazis, white nationalists, anti-Semitics, racists, and other uncategorized dumb f**ks will have lost their “trump” card. Pence is openly anti-LGBT but tight-lipped about the other issues. He is the sweetheart of the evangelicals and they will be dancing in the streets when trump is fired. Everybody else loses. More importantly, extreme religious fundamentalism will have a front row seat in the WH…..and gays….well, better get the closets plumbed and electrified again. Just another 2 cents from an old fart.

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  3. Nan says:

    IMO, yes. There will be those who will continue to worship and adore Donald J. Trump now and forever. Amen and amen.

    Part of the reason I think this is because I have a hunch tRumpsky’s hands will be clean. And you ask … how in the world could you even consider this?!!? Because I lean towards the idea that his “loyal and dedicated” cronies (including family) are the ones who did the dirty work … and they made damn well sure their “leader” (although kept solidly in the loop), never put even his little toe (even littler than his hands) in the water.

    Naturally, I hope to be proven wrong so we can get rid of this monstrosity, but …

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  4. Since they are already following along with discrediting the FBI and the justice depart in an effort to head off the special council before they get to Trump I would say there is nothing that will turn off his sheeple.

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  5. William Tell says:

    I think they’re almost all die-hards.

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  6. Ahhhhh, dear Melania. I think she is the smartest cookie in the jar.

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  7. I think some people, racist ,predgudice on minority want to keep him in no matter what.

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    • I don’t disagree with that statement. Trump gives old, white, conservatives a sense of safety a sense of normalcy, something President Obama, a black man with a strange name and a Democrat to boot, couldn’t offer them.

      They didn’t elect him for his smarts, or what he knows. They elected him because he was old, rich and white. and they are tired of change.

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  8. The deplorable nation is die hard; ride or die. I don’t see them ever denouncing him as their golden idol. He has done and said some despicable things, committed crimes, and just basically been an ugly version of human, yet the 35% remains. Now, if Mueller finds he was in collusion with Hillary Clinton, that would be a different story.

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  9. I think Trump will always have a significant support base, and they will fight hard and dirty. This is going to get real ugly.

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  10. I did not know untill last night that Watergate was connected to Nixon. I watched a play called Frost v Nixon. I’m in UK so not absorbed the info through osmosis.

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