Trump, Clinton lead in California poll

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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump thought biker rally crowd would resemble ‘I Have a Dream’ speech Weld wins Libertarian nomination for VP Dems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWeld wins Libertarian nomination for VP Sanders supporter challenges Wyo. delegate allocation Dems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals MORE lead their respective Republican and Democratic presidential fields in California, according to a new poll released late Wednesday.

Trump has 38 percent support from likely GOP voters ahead of the June 7 primary, followed by Ted CruzTed CruzDems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals Meet the billionaire donor behind Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Party chairs see reversal of fortune MORE, at 27 percent, in the Public Policy Institute of California poll.

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John Kasich trails, at 14 percent. Cruz has tried to pressure Kasich, who won't be able to secure enough delegates to clinch the nomination before the convention, out of the race. Both claim to be the only candidate who can stop Trump. 
The poll's results were recalculated to include the second choices of supporters of Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio apologized to Trump for 'small hands' crack Sunday shows preview: Bernie soldiers on Fla. Senate candidate bashes Rubio MORE, who dropped out of the GOP race on March 15, the last day the survey was conducted.
 
On the Democratic side, Clinton bests rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump thought biker rally crowd would resemble ‘I Have a Dream’ speech Sanders supporter challenges Wyo. delegate allocation Snowden mocks Trump for refusing to debate Sanders MORE by 7 points, 48 percent to 41 percent, among likely primary voters, getting a boost from moderate Democrats in the state.
 
Sanders holds a 16-point lead among "very liberal" voters, while Clinton holds a 5-point edge among "somewhat liberal" voters and an 18-point advantage among "middle-of-the-road" voters.
 
California, the nation's most populous state, has 172 Republican delegates up for grabs and 546 on the Democratic side. Most GOP delegates are awarded to the overall state victor, with some awarded to the winner of each district.
 
Republicans are less satisfied than Democrats over their choices in the race: 65 percent of Democrats are satisfied, compared to 46 percent of Republicans; 48 percent of Republicans are not satisfied versus 32 percent of Democrats.

The survey of 321 likely GOP primary voters was conducted March 6-15 via landlines and cellphones with a margin of error of 7.3 percentage points. The margin of error for the 529 likely Democratic voters surveyed is 6.2 points.

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