New poll reveals Donald Trump is as strongly disliked as Richard Nixon was JUST BEFORE he resigned as president
Carl Bernstein who was instrumental in exposing Nixon's role in Watergate compared the current political situation in the United States and said that the country has it worse now.
A latest poll has found out that President Donald Trump is as strongly disliked as former President Richard Nixon was before his resignation as president after Watergate, reports state.
The poll, taken by Marist College, concluded that at least 45 percent of Americans rate Trump's job performance as the country's president as poor -- the same percentage of people who said Nixon was doing as poorly as president during his term in a 1974 Harris poll, according to CNN.
The recent poll stated that at least 20 percent rated Trump's job performance as excellent and another 20 percent said that the Republican was doing a "pretty good" job as president. The poll was conducted between July 19- July 22 and has a has a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percentage points, reports state.
However, less than half of the Republican respondents in the poll, constituting 49 percent of the respondents, said that the Republican president was doing an excellent job, in comparison to the two percent of the Democrats who were surveyed in the poll.
Former president Nixon had resigned from office 44 years ago this week, after the Watergate controversy. A Harris poll conducted then had concluded that majority of the Americans at the time, 56 percent of the respondents, wanted him impeached and removed from office.
Carl Bernstein, the veteran reporter who assisted in exposing Nixon and his role in Watergate along with his fellow Washington Post reporter, Bob Woodward, compared the current political situation in the United States and said that the country has it worse now.
44 years after President Richard Nixon's resignation, CNN's John Avlon looks at the similarities between President Donald Trump and the former Republican president. pic.twitter.com/YRLQl5pZ9C— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 9, 2018
"What we are watching in the Trump presidency is worse than Watergate," Bernstein said, according to CNN.
He also slammed Republicans for not holding the current president accountable and said that the GOP in today's times differs from the Republican "heroes" in the time of Nixon, who had "demanded that he be transparent," reports state.
While Woodward is reportedly working on an exposé associated with the Trump administration titled "Fear: Trump in the White House," reports state that the book is expected to release next month, just weeks before the midterm elections, on September 11.