In three polls released on the eve of Super Tuesday, Bernie Sanders maintains an average lead of 15 points in the Golden State.
A USA Today/Suffolk poll showed Sanders with a 19 point lead, with 35 percent support in the state overall. No other candidate reached the viability threshold in the survey, a scenario that would grant Sanders virtually every delegate in the state.
In an Emerson College poll, Sanders came in first with 38 percent support, followed by Joe Biden on 26 percent, giving Sanders a 17 point advantage. Elizabeth Warren scraped in with 16 percent support.
Sanders’ lead in a Stanford/YouGov poll was a much narrower 9 points. In that survey, Sanders was the first choice of 28 percent of respondents, while Biden and Warren won 19 percent and 18 percent support respectively.
Most of the surveys were conducted prior to Biden’s win in South Carolina, and Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg dropping out of the race. It is unclear how those events will impact the race.
Early voting has been underway in the Golden State since February 3. As of Sunday, more than three million ballots had already been returned.