Two new California polls are showing what is becoming increasingly clear across the nation: there is a very good chance that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. On Monday, Survey USA, which has a good track record in California, showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 52 to 38 percent. On Wednesday, polling by the Public Policy Institute of California showed the race at Clinton 49 percent, Trump 39 percent.
But this is deep blue California where President Obama beat Gov. Romney in 2012 by 60 to 37 percent, double the lead Clinton now enjoys in these polls. California is generally thought to be about 10 percent more Democratic than the nation as a whole, so these California results suggest a near tie nationwide, as many polls are now showing.