California Democratic Polls 2016: Clinton Leads Sanders

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Hillary Clinton has a lead in the early California polls. (Getty)

California hosts their Democratic primary on the last day of nominating events but both candidates are eyeing the Golden State. The June 7th primary represents the largest pool of delegates of any state with 475.

Bernie Sanders hosted a rally last week in California while the caucus results from Washington, Hawaii and Alaska rolled in. It was a strategic move by the Sanders campaign to reiterate their desire to stay in the race through the convention.

The latest polls both show Clinton with a lead in the state. There is little doubt both Clinton and Sanders will make multiple campaign stops in California between now and June.

Here’s a look at the latest California polls.

RealClear Politics

RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the California polls. The average includes data from two polls. The Los Angeles Times poll conducted March 16-23 and the PPIC poll conducted March 6-15.

Hillary Clinton 47.5
Bernie Sanders 38.5

Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times poll was conducted March 16-23.

Hillary Clinton 47
Bernie Sanders 36


The PPIC poll was conducted March 6-15. It has a margin of error of 6.2 percentage points.

Hillary Clinton 48
Bernie Sanders 41