Sanders surges to first place in California

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A Capitol Weekly poll released Friday shows Bernie Sanders surging ahead to first place among likely voters in California.

The Vermont Senator was the first choice of 24 percent of respondents, a 5 point increase since the previous Capitol Weekly poll conducted in December.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren dropped 3 points since the previous poll, to second place, with 21 percent support among respondents. Warren had peaked in an October Capitol Weekly poll with 35 percent support.

Vice President Joe Biden came in third with 20 percent, while former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg was in fourth position with 11 percent support.

No other candidate in the field attracted double digit support.

The poll of 1,053 likely voters was conducted between January 1 and January 9.