Poll: Trump’s Lead Just One Point In California
Donald Trump has been dominating the polls, but it finally seems as if the antics on the trail are finally catching up with him, especially as the field winnows down to just a few candidates.
A new poll from USC Dornsife/The Los Angeles Times has found that Trump’s lead in California, once formidable, has dwindled down to one percent, which is well within the margin of error.
Trump and Cruz both earned 30 percent favorable ratings amongst Republicans, and 36 percent say the will go for Trump to Cruz’s 35 percent. John Kasich trails the two greatly, with just 14 percent likely to cast votes for him.
California has 172 delegates at stake.
The Hill reports:
Low turnout could hurt Trump and help Cruz, the Times reported.
According to the poll, about 25 percent of California Republican voters said they would refuse to vote for Trump if he is the Republican Party’s nominee.
In all, about 75 percent of voters who were surveyed in California had an unfavorable view of Trump. Among Republicans, 43 percent had an unfavorable impression, while 51 percent had a favorable view of the front-runner.
The poll was conducted by phone with 1,503 registered voters in California from March 16-23. The margin of error for all voters was 2.8 points. The margin of error for Republican primary voters is 5.5 points.
According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Trump leads Cruz by 10.7 points in the state. He has 33.7 percent support compared to Cruz who has just 23 percent. Kasich has 16.3 percent.
The California primary will be held June 7.