Three Democratic presidential hopefuls are leading the California primary race, according to survey results released Monday, Jan. 13, by the San Francisco-based Public Policy Institute of California.
The candidate leading the way in the survey is U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has 27% support of likely voters, PPIC officials said. Next is former Vice President Joe Biden at 24% and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is at 23%.
A few other candidates collected support in the single digits among likely voters: Pete Buttigieg at 6%, Amy Klobuchar at 4 % and Andrew Yang at 3%. Approximately 7% of the 530 people polled remain undecided.
This year for the first time, California is holding its primary election on Super Tuesday, March 3, the same day as 14 other states and American Samoa.
Compared to a November 2019 survey, Sanders had gained 10 percentage points, according to the PPIC. Biden's and Warren's numbers didn't substantively change.
Among younger voters, ages 18-44, Sanders has the most support at 45%. Voters 45 and over favor Biden at 32%, Warren at 22% and Sanders at 15%.
Asked which candidate had the best chance at beating President Donald Trump, 46% said Biden, 25% Sanders and 10% Warren, according to the survey.
The registration deadline for the March 3 primary is Feb. 18. Voters who are not registered with a political party may request a Democratic primary ballot from the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters here.