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Most Americans think Trump will lose re-election in 2020, poll finds

President Trump may have a lot of faith in his leadership abilities, but plenty of American voters sure don't. A majority of people polled by CNN think that Trump will lose in a 2020 bid for re-election.

Fifty-four percent of respondents expect Trump to be vanquished; a similar proportion said the same of former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton at this point in their first terms. Forty percent say Trump will win in 2020. The poll results were, predictably, highly partisan: A full 79 percent of Republicans foresee a 2020 win for Trump, while 87 percent of Democrats think he won't get a second term.

Democrats say that they would support former Vice President Joe Biden in a 2020 presidential run, by 84 percent. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would also receive widespread support to take on Trump. Meanwhile, Republicans strongly back Trump for re-election in general, with 75 percent saying the GOP should re-nominate the president in 2020. No other potential GOP candidate emerged as much of a contender: Even though 20 percent of Republicans say the GOP should find an alternative candidate, options like Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) got support from just 1 percent of those polled.

The poll surveyed 1,014 adults by phone from March 22-25. It has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points. See more results at CNN.