- A new California poll finds Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders by 10 points among likely voters
- Among likely voters, Clinton solidly leads by 10 points, 49% to 39%
, released Thursday by the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Times, also finds Sanders leading Clinton there 44% to 43% among registered voters eligible to participate in the state's Democratic primary.
But among likely voters, Clinton solidly leads by 10 points, 49% to 39%, a departure from other recent polls in the state ahead of its June 7 primary.
A poll earlier on Thursday from Field
put Clinton at 45% and Sanders at 43% with a 4.1 percentage-point margin of error. And on Wednesday, an NBC/WSJ/Marist poll
showed a similarly tight race, with Clinton leading Sanders 49% to 47%.
The USC/LAT poll ran from May 19 to May 31 and has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points. The margin for Democratic voters is 3.7 points and the margin for likely Democratic voters is 5 points.
Clinton is almost certain to clinch the Democratic nomination just before polls close in the state, but a defeat in the largest contest in the country would be an embarrassing final scene to her historic primary win.