The 3 charts below (for New York, California and nationally) are from the Huffpost Pollster, which combine the latest opinion polls — and are updated whenever a new poll is released.
New York: Currently tracking 8 polls from 5 pollsters (Clinton up 1.9% — Sanders up 37.6%)
California: Currently tracking 10 polls from 6 pollsters (Clinton down 10.2% — Sanders up 38%)
Nationally: Currently tracking 310 polls from 32 pollsters (Clinton down 12.5% — Sanders up 39.4%)
Do you see a pattern here?
10 Very Important Points the Democratic Super-Delegates Should Consider First before the Democratic Convention:
- Point #1) Notice the continuous and steady upward climb for Bernie Sanders in ALL polls as the primary moves forward to the July convention, as voters get to know him better.
- Point #2) Many of those who might have voted for Hillary Clinton in earlier primaries can change their mind and vote for Bernie Sanders in the general election.
- Point #3) Many Independents can't vote in closed primaries (like they can in a general election), and Independents overwhelmingly favor Bernie Sanders over both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump combined (And many more people vote in the general election than they do in the primaries.)
- Point #4) No amount of spin from Hillary Clinton, her campaign, her surrogates, or from the pro-Clinton pundits on MSNBC and CNN can change the fact that Bernie Sanders has REAL momentum and REAL enthusiasm for his campaign.
- Point #5) Bernie Sanders beats all Republican candidates, and by wider margins than Hillary Clinton (some polls actually show Clinton losing to Ted Cruz).
- Point #6) A Wall Street Journal polls shows that 33% of Bernie Sanders' supporters will not vote for Hillary Clinton if she becomes the Democratic nominee.
- Point #7) Many Republican voters, who dislike Trump and would never vote for either him or Clinton, would vote for Sanders.
- Point #8) While the FBI's investigation (that Hillary Clinton always insists on calling a "security review") may not amount to anything, there's always a possibility it could not bode well for the Democratic Party up and down the line in other elections.
- Point #9) All those super-delegates who pledged their votes early to Hillary Clinton may want to reconsider all this, otherwise, we could end up with a President Donald Trump or a President Ted Cruz.
- Point #10) If in doubt, please look at those 3 charts again.
Hypothetically speaking, if all the super-delegates cast their votes for Bernie right now, he'd be way ahead of Hillary. But after the last vote is counted in Washington DC on June 14, and if all the superdelegates from states where Bernie has won will vote for him (like former Governor Howard Dean), Bernie may not even need any more delegates to "officially" win the Democratic nomination in July — especially if he can win California in a landside, which will also give the good people in my home state a chance to redeem themselves after voting for Hillary in 2008 ;)