Trump, Clinton lead in California poll
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump has not yet resigned from his companies: report Trump calls House GOP tax plan 'too complicated.' He may be right. Trump takes office in tough place, but approval ratings do change MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWhen Trump says 'Make America Great Again,' he means it Trump takes office in tough place, but approval ratings do change The new Washington elite schmoozes over lunch 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 CruzWhen Trump says 'Make America Great Again,' he means it Booker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals Caitlyn Jenner to attend Trump inauguration: report 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 RubioGOP, Dems hear different things from Trump Senate committee to vote Monday on Tillerson Tillerson met with top State official: report 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 SandersThe new Washington elite schmoozes over lunch Hillary gives Bernie cool reception at Trump inaugural lunch The Hill's 12:30 Report 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.