Trump, Clinton lead in California poll
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRyan: Dakota pipeline pause is ‘big-government decision-making at its worst’ Ivanka was finalizing Japanese business deal at time of Trump, Abe meeting: report Ryan: Trump noticed his hotel from my balcony MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonArmed man arrested at DC pizzeria targeted by conspiracy theory Clinton opponents vow to continue their pursuit ExxonMobil CEO, retired admiral will meet with Trump about State: report 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 CruzTrump could be the most significant president of our time Cruz: I'd rather have Trump talk to Taiwan than Cuba or Iran Lewandowski: Top Cruz aide advised Trump team before NH primary 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 RubioThe ignored question: What does the future Republican Party look like? Graham to roll out extension of Obama immigration program Trump and Cuba: A murky future 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 SandersSanders sings Obama's praises for stopping Dakota pipeline Feds deny permit for Dakota Access pipeline Of principle and compromise: A paradox within America’s political discourse 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.