Gallup Presidential Approval, Jan. 1972-Aug. 1974

Note: Data are from various polls by The Gallup Organization

Question: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Nixon is handling his job as president?

  DATE               	%Approve Overall  	%Dems Approve   %Repubs Approve

 1-20-72                      49%                 32%             80%
 2-17-72                      53
 3-09-72                      56
 4-13-72                      53                  37              82
 6-04-72                      61

 6-25-72 (burglary)           60
 7-16-72                      56
12-31-72 (Post reports)       62
 1-26-73                      51
 2-06-73 (POWs return)        68                  51              89

 3-08-73                      65
 4-16-73                      59
 4-23-73                      54
 5-10-73 (speech)             48                  33              76
 5-23-73 (Senate hrgs)        45                  24              73

 6-07-73                      44                  27              73
 6-24-73                      44
 7-05-73                      45
 7-22-73 ("enemies")          40
 8-15-73 (subpoena ref.)      31                  19              58

 8-22-73                      38                  20              63
 9-02-73                      38                  20              63
 9-23-73                      35                  17              63
10-04-73                      32
10-22-73 (Agnew resig &
   Sat. night massacre)       30

10-30-73                      28
11-04-73 (missing tapes)      27
11-15-73                      27
12-13-73                      31
12-31-73                      29                  17              53

 1-06-74                      29
 1-20-74                      29
 2-03-74                      26                  12              53
 2-17-74                      28
 3-03-74                      27                  13              55
 3-21-74 (Buckley spch)       25
 4-04-74                      26
 4-14-74                      26
 4-28-74                      25

 5-23-74 (transcripts)        25
 6-16-74                      28
 7-04-74                      26
 7-26-74                      24
 8-15-74 ("smoking gun"
        tapes; resignatn)     24                  13              50




Watergate Questions and Pres. Nixon

Question: Do you think President Nixon knew about the Watergate burglary in advance or not?

  DATE           %"Yes" Overall     %Dems "Yes"     %Repubs "Yes"

 4-22-73              41                 51              21
 5-03-73              40
 5-10-73              48                 59              30
 6-03-73              46

Question: Has President Nixon participated in a cover-up of the Watergate situation, or not?

  DATE           %"Yes" Overall     %Dems "Yes"     %Repubs "Yes"

 6-17-73              67

Question: Should President Nixon be impeached and compelled to leave the presidency?

  DATE           %"Yes" Overall     %Dems "Yes"     %Repubs "Yes"

 7-23-73              24
 8-22-73              23
11-13-73              37
12-16-73              35
 2-18-74              38                 51              12
 5-05-74              38

Question: Which of the following statements comes closest to your own view on the Watergate affair?

A. Nixon planned the Watergate "bugging" from the beginning.
B. Nixon did not plan the "bugging," but knew about it before it took place.
C. Nixon found out about the "bugging" after it occured, but tried to cover it up.
D. Nixon had no knowledge of the "bugging" and spoke up as soon as he learned about it.
E. No opinion.
  DATE           A          B          C          D          E

 7-08-73         8         27         36         17         12
 7-23-73         9         30         34         15         12
 8-19-73         8         29         39         15         12
 8-22-73         9         24         40         23          4
 9-23-73        11         28         33         18         10
11-13-73        10         32         34         15          9
 2-18-74         9         28         34         17         12
 5-26-74         8         26         39         14         13
 8-07-74        11         29         35         11         14