Donald Trump Jr. stands in an elevator at Trump Tower in New York, on Jan. 18, 2017.
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July 21, 2017 11:26 AM EDT

Most Americans do not think Donald Trump Jr. should have taken a controversial election season meeting with a Russian lawyer, according to a new poll.

The latest CNN poll found that nearly 60% of people think that Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort should not have taken the meeting, which was organized after Trump Jr. was promised negative information about Hillary Clinton. Just 23% of people think they should have taken the meeting.

But the numbers diverge widely along partisan lines. 83% of Democrats say the group should not have taken the meeting, but only 36% of Republicans think it was a mistake to do so.

The poll is based on a survey of 1,019 people and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.

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