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Both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan were embroiled in serious scandals during their second terms of office (Watergate and the Iran-Contra Scandals).

Which of the following BEST explains why Reagan's presidency survived the scandal while Nixon's did not?


Most Americans had grown tired hearing about America's troubled relationship with Iran.


The Iran-Contra Scandal was largely overshadowed by approaching 1988 Presidential Election.


Reagan's public appeal was an asset during the Iran-Contra investigation whereas Nixon's appeal during the Watergate Scandal had been damaged by earlier events of his presidency.


Many Americans were in support of supplying the contras in Nicaragua, despite the loss of funding by the U.S. Congress.


Investigative committees could find no evidence linking Reagan to the scandal whereas there was evidence of wrongdoing by Nixon in the Watergate Scandal.

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