The latest polls show Bernie Sanders gaining on Hillary Clinton in California. A poll conducted by PPIC shows Sanders trails Clinton by just two percentage points.
Earlier polls showed Sanders with as much as a double digit deficit. The PPIC polls makes two of the three most recent California polls showing Sanders within striking distance of Clinton.
According to The Atlantic, Sanders spoke about the role he believes California could play in shifting the momentum towards his campaign.
“I believe that if we win here in California, and if we win the other five states that are voting on June 7, we’re going to go marching to the Democratic convention with a hell of a lot of momentum. I believe that if we do well here in California, we’ll march in with momentum and we’ll march out with the Democratic nomination,” Sanders said at a Santa Monica rally.
California has 475 delegates at stake in the June 7 primary. Given the delegates are divided proportionally based on the results, Sanders is attempting to not just win California but come up with a sizable victory to cut into Clinton’s lead.
Here’s a look at the latest California Democratic polls.
RealClear Politics Average
RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the California polls. The average includes data from five polls. The PPIC poll conducted May 13-22, the KABC/SurveyUSA poll conducted May 19-22, the FOX News poll conducted April 18-21, the CBS News/YouGov poll conducted April 13-15 and the Gravis poll conducted April 7-10.
The PPIC poll was conducted May 13-22. It has a margin of error of 5.7 percentage points.
The KABC/SurveyUSA poll was conducted May 19-22. It has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.
The FOX News poll was conducted April 18-21. It has a margin of error of 4.0 percentage points.
The CBS News/YouGov poll was conducted April 13-15. It has a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.
The Gravis poll was conducted April 7-10. It has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.