Sanders takes clear lead in California

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A University of California, Berkeley poll released Tuesday shows Bernie Sanders taking a clear lead in the Super Tuesday state of California.

Sanders was the first choice of 26 percent of voters, an increase of 2 percent since UC Berkley’s last poll at the end of December.

Elizabeth Warren came in second with 20 percent, while Joe Biden finished a distant third with 15 percent. No other candidates polled in the double-digits, with Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bloomberg and Amy Klobuchar on seven, six and five percent respectively.

The poll come as the Sanders campaign announced a $2.5 million ad buy in California and Texas, with just over one month until Super Tuesday.

The UC Berkeley IGS poll was conducted online between January 15 to and, among 6,845 registered voters statewide, including 2,895 likely to vote in the Democratic primary.

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