- Hillary Clinton: 56 percent
- Donald Trump: 30 percent
- Gary Johnson: 4 percent
- Jill Stein: 2 percent
Seven percent of respondents were undecided.
U.S. Senate Race
The race to replace veteran United State Senator Barbara Boxer, Kamala Harris leads fellow Democrat and viral dabber Loretta Sanchez, 45 percent to 24 percent. However Harris' support among Latinos has dropped from 39 percent to 30 percent, while the number of Indepedents has increased from 27 percent to 35 percent.
Proposition 64 - Legalization of Marijuana
California's bid to become the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana still has an ever-so-slight lead. Proposition 64 would legalize and tax the use of marijuana by adults 21 and older. Fifty-one percent responded that they would vote in favor of the proposition while 40 percent said they would vote against it.
SurveyUSA interviewed 900 state of California adults 10/13/16 through 10/15/16. All interviews were conducted after the 2nd Presidential debate on 10/09/16, and during a time of unflattering revelations about both Trump and Clinton. Of the adults, 820 were registered to vote. Of the registered, 725 were judged by SurveyUSA to have already voted in the Presidential election or as certain to do so before polls close on 11/08/16. Of registered voters, 3% tell SurveyUSA they almost always vote in a Presidential election but will not vote in 2016 because they do not like any of the candidates. 6% of voters tell SurveyUSA they almost never vote in Presidential elections but will vote in 2016 because they are particularly drawn to one of the candidates.The survey was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on their home telephones (58% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephones in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (42% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on the screen of their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device. Polling ballot measures and citizen initiatives is an inexact science. In general, having nothing to do with California specifically and having nothing to do with 2016 uniquely, opposition to a ballot measure increases as Election Day approaches. Rarely does support for a ballot measure increase over time. As a result, the outcome of Prop 64 cannot be assured at this hour.