TONIGHT ON 10NEWS @ 5: Ariel Wesler is examining the poll numbers this afternoon and will have some insights on what this means for California's political playing field.
SAN DIEGO -- Extremely unscripted Donald Trump is viewed extremely unfavorably by half of California's registered voters and by 15% of Republicans most likely to vote in the state's June 7, 2016 GOP Primary, according to exclusive research just completed by SurveyUSA for four television stations in the state, including KGTV-TV San Diego.
But even with this anchor tied to his foot, Trump at this hour continues to lead Ted Cruz, though narrowly, among likely Republican primary voters.
Today, it's Trump 40%, Cruz 32%, John Kasich 17%. Trump still leads among women, though it is important to note that his comments about women, and his staff's treatment of women, were in the news during the field period for this survey. As the political landscape advances, you can count on KGTV to check back on voter sentiment and track changes.
In the Democratic presidential primary today, it's Hillary Clinton 53%, Bernie Sanders 39%. Clinton wins the white vote by 6 points, 48% to 42%, and wins the African American vote 3:1. Sanders edges Clinton among single Democratic primary voters; Clinton leads decisively among married voters.
Registered voters from all parties were asked, regardless for whom they may vote, which candidate for President would they want sitting in the Oval Office if there were a major terrorist attack on the United States today: 37% say Clinton, 21% say Sanders, 15% say Trump, 9% say Cruz, 5% say Kasich.
About the Poll: SurveyUSA interviewed 2,400 state of California adults 03/30/16 through 04/03/16. Of the adults, 1,991 were registered to vote in the state of California. Of the CA registered voters, 356 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 06/07/16 Republican Presidential primary, 767 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 06/07/16 Democratic Presidential primary, 1,269 were determined to be likely to vote in the 06/07/16 open, non-partisan U.S. Senate primary, and 1,507 were determined to be likely to vote in the 11/08/16 general election.
This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (58% of registered voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (42% of registered voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.
Attention Voters (from the County of San Diego)
If you are registered as a nonpartisan voter, you get your ballot by mail and you want to vote for president in the June primary, the Registrar of Voters needs to hear from you.
Nonpartisan ballots won’t list any presidential candidates so if you’d like to cast a vote for president, the Registrar needs to send you a different mail ballot.
The Registrar of Voters office sent out more than 300,000 postcards to nonpartisan vote-by-mail voters in early March to let them know they have choices if they want to vote for president. They can request a mail ballot for one of three political parties: American Independent, Democratic or Libertarian.
Those parties are allowing nonpartisan voters to take part in their elections. Selecting one of these political party ballots will not permanently change your party registration but will allow you to vote for the presidential candidate of any one of the above parties for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.
Choose which of those party ballots you’d like to receive for the primary on the postage paid postcard and return it by April 13. If you can’t find the postcard, call the Registrar’s office at (858) 565-5800
If you want to vote for a presidential candidate in the Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican parties, you’ll need to re-register with that party before May 23. They allow only registered members of their parties to take part in their presidential primary elections.
You can re-register to vote online. If your signature is confirmed through Department of Motor Vehicles records, it will automatically be sent to the Registrar of Voters office. If the signature is not confirmed, print the form, sign it and mail it to the Registrar or you can drop it off in person at the Registrar’s office in Kearny Mesa. By state law, the Registrar must have your original signature.
For additional information, call (858) 565-5800 or visit