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New CA Poll Looks At General Election Races

With the General Election only 12 days away, a new statewide poll sheds a glimpse into the views of Californians on the race for US President and US Senate.

The Public Policy Institute of California Poll, conducted with funding by the James Irvine Foundation, shows that Hillary Clinton has increased her lead over Donald Trump by 10% since September. The poll shows that 54% of Californians support Clinton, 28% are for Trump, and 5% are for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. 88% of Democrats say they support Clinton and 70% of Republicans say they will vote for Trump.

Clinton’s lead in California is much larger than at the national level. A Fox News poll released yesterday shows she has a 3% lead over Trump (44%-41%) and a USA Today poll this week shows Clinton’s lead at 9% (47%-38%).

In California’s US Senate race, a matchup between two Democrats, Attorney General Kamala Harris has support of 42% of voters and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has 22%, according to the PPIC poll. On Proposition 64, which would legalize marijuana in California for recreational use, 55% are in favor, 38% opposed and 6% are undecided. Asked about what are the most pressing issues, Californians rated jobs and the economy as number one (27%) followed by water and the drought second (16%).