Sorry Bernie Sanders supporters, but young Mexican-Americans in conjunto bands aren’t enough to give the Vermont Senator the Latino vote in California, at least according to a recent Field Poll commissioned by the Sacramento Bee.
Clinton leads the way…
Secretary Clinton has repeatedly won the Latino vote across most U.S. states. California, which happens to have the country’s largest Latino population (14.3 million), may be no different. According to the poll, 49 percent of Latinos said they would vote for Clinton if the state’s primary were held today. In contrast, 42 percent said they’d cast their vote for Sanders.
… But Bernie Sanders may have a chance.
Here is the good news for the Bernie Sanders camp: although they’re still trailing, they’re at least behind by less points than they were a month ago. A March poll by the Public Policy Institute of California’s (PPIC) Statewide Survey had Clinton leading Sanders 58 percent to 35 percent. That means that in less than a month, Sanders took a 23-point deficit and slashed it down to 7 points. Granted, they’re two different polls, but the change is significant enough to merit a mention.
California’s primary won’t be until June 7, which means these figures will likely change several times. In what direction, only time will tell.