Trump, Clinton lead in California poll
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Donald TrumpDonald John Trump20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises Sessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonKoch brothers group won't back Stewart in Virginia Giuliani says his demand for Mueller probe to be suspended was for show Poll: GOP challenger narrowly leads Heitkamp in North Dakota 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMcCain calls on Trump to rescind family separation policy: It's 'an affront to the decency of the American people' Cruz announces bill to end separation of immigrant families The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Furor grows over child separation policy MORE, at 27 percent, in the Public Policy Institute of California poll.

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. 
On the Democratic side, Clinton bests rival Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSenate passes 6B defense bill Manchin becomes final Democrat to back bill preventing separation of immigrant families Kasich: There’s a disease in American politics 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.