Clinton’s lead over Sanders down to 2%: CA Poll

Clinton’s lead over Sanders down to 2%: CA Poll

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Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders gather outside the Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn, N.Y. April 14, 2016. Photos: Luke Vargas/Talk Media News
Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders gather outside the Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn, N.Y. April 14, 2016. Photos: Luke Vargas/Talk Media News

Washington (Talk Media News) – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s lead over her rival Bernie Sanders is down to 2 percent in California just days before the Golden State holds its primary, according to a Field Poll survey released Thursday.

Clinton comes in with 45 percent while Sanders has 43 percent.

The poll shows a decline in Clinton’s support from similar surveys conducted earlier in the year. In January, Clinton lead by 11 percent and in April she was up by 6 percent.

The state, which heads to the polls on June 7, offers 548 delegates divided proportionally.

While a Sanders’ upset will likely not improve the Senator’s long-shot chance at becoming the Democratic nominee, it could give him momentum heading into Democratic National Convention in July.

Clinton has made changes in her primary schedule in recent days to focus more heavily on the state. On Monday, the campaign announced that Clinton will cancel an organizing event in New Jersey to stump in California.

The poll was conducted between May 26 and 31 among 571 likely Democratic primary voters. There is a margin of error of plus/minus 4.1 percentage points.

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