I think that if the general election came down to Sanders and Trump, that Sanders would win. It would probably not even be close.
I live in Texas, and am personally liberal. I don’t usually spend a lot of time with my brother and his family and friends. They are all conservative Republicans. Recently I have spent quite a bit of time with them, and they were talking about politics quite a bit. They all agreed that if the general election comes down to Sanders and Trump, that they would vote for Bernie. Clinton got no such love, and none of the other Republican candidates were disliked. I know anecdotes do not equal data, but I find it fascinating that lifelong Texas Republicans would all come out and say that they would vote for Bernie before they would vote for The Donald. If Texans feel this way, I imagine that it’s probably the same in other states. I just wanted to share my feelings on why I think Sanders would easily beat Trump, but Clinton might have a more difficult time of it.