NBC News/WSJ/Marist Poll: Hillary Clinton Barely Ahead of Sanders in California 49% to 47% … What If Hillary Loses CA?
CALIFORNIA DREAMING: SIMPLY AMAZING, CLINTON CANNOT SHAKE SOCIALIST SANDERS …
Just ahead of the California Democrat primary, a recent NBC News/WSJ/Marist poll has Hillary Clinton ahead of Bernie Sanders by a mere 2 points among likely voters, 49% to 47%. The poll results are within the margin of error. UNREAL. Even more amazing, among a wider electorate of all potential Democratic voters in California, the self-proclaimed socialist Sanders is actually ahead of Clinton by one point, 48 percent to 47 percent. In 2008, Clinton defeated Obama in the Democrat primary in California, 51% to 43%. In 2016 Hillary is under-performing. It is hard to believe at this point that Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee, is struggling so badly and is in a neck and neck race in California and limping over the finish line. If she loses California, what are Democrats to do?
Hillary Clinton is clinging to a narrow two-point lead over Bernie Sanders in California ahead of the state’s June 7 primary, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.
Clinton gets support from 49 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the state, while Sanders gets 47 percent, which is within the survey’s statistical margin of error.
And among a wider electorate of all potential Democratic voters in California, Sanders is actually ahead by one point, 48 percent to 47 percent.
Clinton and Sanders running even in California wouldn’t affect the overall delegate math in the Democratic race, where Clinton leads Sanders by some 270 pledged delegates and 770 overall delegates. (A tied race would essentially split the state’s 475 pledged delegates right down the middle under the Democrats’ proportional allocation system.)
There is now more than a theoretical chance that Hillary Clinton may not be the Democratic nominee for president.
How could that happen, given that her nomination has been considered a sure thing by virtually everyone in the media and in the party itself? Consider the possibilities.
The inevitability behind Mrs. Clinton’s nomination will be in large measure eviscerated if she loses the June 7 California primary to Bernie Sanders. That could well happen.
A Sanders win in California would powerfully underscore Mrs. Clinton’s weakness as a candidate in the general election. Democratic superdelegates—chosen by the party establishment and overwhelmingly backing Mrs. Clinton, 543-44—would seriously question whether they should continue to stand behind her candidacy.