On the other side, some
Don't count on either of those happening.
A new poll by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center underscores the powerful antipathy partisans feel toward the other side.
Among people who identify as Democrats or independents who lean Democratic, almost two-thirds, 64%, say Trump would be a "terrible" president. Another 18% say he would be a "poor" president. Only 8% of self-identified Democrats say he would be "good" or "great."
By contrast, 56% of Republicans or independents who lean to the GOP say Trump would be good or great in the White House.
Perceptions of both
In Clinton's case, 57% of Republicans say she would be terrible and another 23% predict poor. Only 8% say good or great. Sanders is less well-known, but 34% of Republicans say he would be terrible, 26% say poor and 10% say good or great.
Among Democrats, 64% say Clinton would be good or great while 50% say so about Sanders. Both receive good or great ratings from about 7 in 10 liberals. But moderates and conservatives are considerably more likely to give that rating to Clinton, 59%, than Sanders, 38%.
On the Republican side, Trump and Sen.
The survey, conducted Jan. 7-14, questioned 2,009 U.S. adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points for the full sample.