Poll: 56 percent of Americans would 'definitely' not vote for Trump in 2020

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Another new poll suggests President Trump has one tough re-election fight ahead of him.

In an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday, 56 percent of Americans said they would definitely not vote to re-elect Trump in 2020, while only 28 percent said they definitely will vote for him. A previous NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll asked the same question and found that 57 percent of voters are sure they will not back Trump in 2020.

But The Washington Post reveals an important difference here: In the Marist poll, the options were between definitely voting for Trump or definitely voting against him, though some said they weren't sure. But Tuesday's poll gave voters the option to say they would consider voting for Trump. Only 14 percent of respondents ultimately said they would.

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These numbers paint a pretty grim picture for the president, although a lot can certainly change between now and next year's election, and the poll also shows 56 percent of Democrats have no preferred 2020 candidate yet. Among Democrats who picked a candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) maintained the lead, but neither cracked 10 percent support.

ABC News and The Washington Post conducted this poll from Jan. 21-24, prior to the end of the partial government shutdown, by speaking with 1,001 adults over the phone. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.

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