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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 04:52 PM

Biden lead over Trump in California jumps to 40 points... Hillary Clinton lead was 30 points [View all]


Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leads President Trump by nearly 40 points in California, according to a new poll.

Biden has the support of 67 percent of Golden State respondents in the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, while Trump has the support of just 28 percent, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Biden’s support in the state is not surprising, but the former vice president has an even wider lead in the poll than the 30-point margin by which Hillary Clinton beat Trump in the state four years ago.

Moreover, the poll found Trump’s approval has dipped down to just 29 percent, according to the Times. The president's support had reportedly held steady in the mid-to-low 30 percent range for nearly his entire tenure in office.

Trump’s decrease in support was mostly among voters who identified themselves as moderate conservatives, dropping 11 points since January, from 76 percent to 65 percent, according to the Times.

“There was a question of whether his support was already so low in the state that it couldn’t go lower,” Berkeley political scientist Eric Schickler, co-director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, told the newspaper.

Schickler said the poll “shows the answer is no.”

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