Sanders campaign holds series of Central Coast rallies in the days leading up to June primary

May 30, 2016

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders will once again focus on Central Coast voters on Tuesday following several local rallies over the past week. 

Sen. Sanders told a crowd in Santa Maria on Saturday that he's hoping for the biggest Democratic voter turnout in California primary history.

"... and let this great state, this progressive state, go on record as says, 'California will help lead us into the political revolution,'" Sanders said to a crowd of thousands in Santa Maria on Saturday.

Sanders was also at a rally in Santa Barbara Saturday morning and Ventura back on Thursday.

Tuesday morning he's scheduled to attend a rally in Santa Cruz, followed by another one in Monterey that same night.

Challenger Hillary Clinton was in Salinas last week, but does not have any more Central Coast appearances scheduled between now and Election Day, June 7, 2016.

Presumptive Republican Nominee Donald Trump has yet to visit the Central Coast during this campaign season and has no publicly scheduled California rallies between now and June seventh.

Polling numbers gathered by aggregator Real Clear Politics show Clinton leading Sanders by anywhere from two to 18 percentage points in the June primary.

The most recent statewide polling on the Democratic matchup was done by the Public Policy Institute of California. According to those numbers, Clinton holds only a two percent lead when independent voters who say they'll vote Democratic in the primary are included.

When considering only registered Democrats, her lead increases to eight percent.

On the GOP ticket, Trump's numbers have steadily risen this spring. The candidate has already secured the number of delegates needed for the nomination and is expected to get at least 50 percent of the vote here in California.