TIME POLL: Nixon's Defenders Close Ranks

As President Nixon refuses to resign and digs in to fight impeachment, the sizable minority of Americans who want him to continue in office is solidifying into a loyalist bastion that is supporting him with growing determination. According to the latest poll conducted for TIME by Daniel Yankelovich, Inc., Americans are becoming increasingly polarized, with 53% wanting Nixon out of office and 38% wanting him to stay.

In early May, a week after the President released the White House transcripts of the Watergate tapes, Yankelovich workers interviewed a national sampling of 771...

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