With all eyes being on the early states, nobody has been paying attention to California. They should be though, California is surprisingly worth 405 delegates, which is the most out of any state in the entire country. To win the nomination, a candidate would need to win 2,242 total delegates and California alone is 405.
In April, Hillary saw huge leads there. Once owning a lead of 47 points over Sanders in early April. Since then, a lot has changed.
Bernie Sanders has gained a tremendous amount of traction and now finds his poll numbers up 26%, while Clinton is down 13% since that poll in April. This poll is not new news by any means; It's actually a three-month old poll that has been buried away amongst others stories.
So why is this three-month old poll important? It's important because Bernie Sanders's has already surged 26% from April- October, and may find an even larger bump now. He's even up 14% in the early state of New Hampshire, which is huge! It's important to note that this huge bump in New Hampshire has happened within the past three months which just proves that Bernie Sanders has an incredible amount of momentum behind him.
California should be releasing new polling results soon. Field just released a study on January 4th, 2016 for the Republican side and it won't be long until we all see the news of the Democrat side. Will the decline of Hillary Clinton in California continue like we've seen in New Hampshire? Only time will tell...