Hillary Clinton thought she had the California Primary all locked up. She’s been leading in the state for the last few months.
Victory for her in California means the race is over and she can officially clinch the nomination.
But it seems the citizens of California have other plans.
A new poll has confirmed that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has caught Hillary Clinton in the California primary, reaching a statistical dead heat with less than a week to go before the June 7 primary.
The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, released Wednesday, shows Clinton with 49% support from likely Democratic voters and Sanders with 47% — well within the poll’s margin of error of 4.2%.
But there might be a ray of hope for Hillary.
The poll was conducted May 29-31 among 557 likely Democratic primary voters. Significantly, Clinton is ahead, 58% to 41%, among those who have voted already. The state began sending mail-in ballots to most voters in early May; roughly two-thirds of voters are expected to cast their ballots early. That means Sanders’s late surge may not be enough to outweigh Clinton’s support among early voters.
Hillary has already rigged the system to make sure she wins.
That doesn’t mean Sanders can’t continue to pester and make her spend money that she can’t spend during her fight against Trump.
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