Americans are skeptical of anyone running for the White House in 2016, according to a new poll.
A Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday shows voters as a whole doubt any of the 2016 candidates have the makings of a great president. However, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton received positive reviews from their own parties.
Overall, 31% of voters say that Trump would be a good or great president, while 52% think he would make a poor or terrible president, with 38% saying terrible. Clinton also has a negative favorability, with 44% saying she wouldn’t make a good or great president and 35% thinking she would.
When the survey results are broken down by party, however, the picture begins to look more favorable. Among Democrats, the possibility of a Clinton presidency receives a far more positive reaction than Bernie Sanders. A majority of Democrats, 64%, say Clinton would make a good or great president, compared to 51% for Sanders. Only 11% say she would be poor or terrible—and of Sanders supporters, 68% say Clinton would make a good or great president.
For Trump, 56% of Republican voters say he would make a good or great president, while 22% say he would be poor or terrible and 18% say he would be just an average president. No other candidate polled better among GOP voters and only Sen. Ted Cruz came close with 53% rating him favorably (29% think he would be average). Of those who say Trump would make a good president, 61% say the same about Cruz. Sen. Marco Rubio and Ben Carson polled reasonably well, with 44% predicting they would be good or great, while only 25% said the same of Jeb Bush.
The survey was conducted from Jan. 7-14 and surveyed 2,009 adults nationally, including 1,525 registered voters.