The Change Research organization conducted a California Democratic presidential primary survey and found that home state Senator Kamala Harris is not dominating the field. According to the just-released survey (2/9-11; 948 CA likely Democratic presidential primary voters), Sen. Harris can do no better than tie former Vice President Joe Biden for first place, at 26% apiece. Closely following is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-D/VT) at 20%. No other candidate reaches 10%.
If the former Vice President and Sen. Sanders decide not to run, it is then Sen. Harris who takes charge. Without Mr. Biden in the field, the California first term Senator develops a commanding 53-23% lead over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), with all of the also-rans scoring no better than 7 percent. With California having the largest delegate contingent in the nation and voting early in the cycle (March 3rd), it becomes important for every candidate to show well in this state.
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