It has been an eventful 24 hours in the Democratic race for the presidential nomination. The AP reported Hillary Clinton reached the necessary 2,383 delegates following her win in Puerto Rico to clinch the nomination.
The report does include superdelagtes who cannot officially vote until July. Bernie Sanders issued a statement calling the report a “rush to judgment”. With six states hosting Democratic nominating events today, it will be interesting to see if the report has any impact on voter turnout.
California has the largest delegate prize of any state in the Democratic primary process. It is the state both candidates will be watching the closest tonight to see how the 475 pledged delegates will be allocated.
Sanders has received good news in recent weeks in the early California polls. In the most recent polls, Sanders trails Clinton by just two percentage points. The Sanders campaign appears to have narrowed what many earlier polls showed as a double-digit lead.
Here’s a look at the latest California polls.
Capitol Weekly Absentee Voter Exit Poll
Capitol Weekly conducted an exit poll surveying some of the California absentee voters who voted early. It is important to note this does not mean Clinton will win, but did lead among people surveyed.
RealClear Politics Average
RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the California polls. The average includes data from three polls. The CBS News/YouGov poll conducted on May 31-June 3, the NBC/WSJ/Marist poll conducted May 29-31 and the Field poll conducted May 26-31.
The CBS News/YouGov poll was conducted on May 31-June 3. It has a margin of error of 5.0 percentage points.
The NBC/WSJ/Marist poll was conducted May 29-31. It has a margin of error of 4.2 percentage points.
The Field poll was conducted May 26-31. It has a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.