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CNN poll: 60% of Americans say Trump doesn't deserve to be re-elected

President Donald Trump speaks to the press on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 9
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60% of Americans surveyed say President Trump doesn't deserve to be re-elected, a CNN poll published on Tuesday afternoon finds.

Between the lines: CNN notes that the poll, conducted by SSRS, indicates that deep partisan polarization and negative perceptions of Trump and his administration have remained largely unchanged, with previous polls regularly returning approval ratings this year of around 40%. But Trump's predecessors faced similar dire approval ratings in their first terms.

By the numbers: 55% of respondents to a 2011 Gallup poll said Democratic President Obama didn't deserve re-election.

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