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Clinton's California Lead Drops Slightly; Pot Legalization Likely To Pass

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A week before Election Day, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll finds Hillary Clinton continues to have a double-digit lead over Donald Trump in California, but her lead has dropped slightly.

The poll of 747 likely and early California voters was taken after FBI Director James Comey announced a new investigation into emails linked to the Democratic nominee.

SurveyUSA found Clinton now leads Trump 56 percent to 35 percent, a 21 point advantage over the Republican nominee. In another SurveyUSA tracking poll two weeks ago, Clinton had a 26 point lead and Trump was poised to have the poorest showing for a GOP presidential candidate in California in decades.

Download full KPIX 5 / Survey USA poll results (.pdf)

While Clinton leads Trump 61 percent to 32 percent among those who already voted, SurveyUSA found the Democratic nominee's lead has shrunk to 53-36 among those yet to cast a ballot.

Among third-party candidates, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has 4 percent support, while Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein has 1 percent. In this late stage, 4 percent of voters surveyed were undecided.

In the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, Attorney General Kamala Harris continued to lead Rep. Loretta Sanchez by double digits, 47-27.

Among ballot propositions, SurveyUSA found marijuana legalization measure Proposition 64 poised to become law. The measure to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for recreational purposes has 54 percent support, while 39 percent are opposed.

The poll has a margin of error of plus / minus of 3.6 percent.

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