Former President Donald Trump is leading the GOP primary in the Golden State, according to a new poll, which could give him a massive advantage for one of the largest swathes of delegates for the Republican National Convention.
A poll from the University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies released on Monday shows Trump leading the Republican primary field in California with 66%, followed by former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley with 11%, and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) with 8%.
Trump’s massive lead in the survey conducted earlier this month shows a net gain of 37% from when the pollster asked likely Republican voters who their preferred GOP presidential candidate was in February 2023, when DeSantis led Trump 37%-29%.
If Trump is able to sustain the lead or stay within 15% of what the