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2016 California Republican Primary

172 Delegates: Winner-Take-All (June 7, 2016)

Total delegates include 10 base at-large, 159 in the 53 congressional districts and 3 party delegates. Rules explained below polling table.

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EGolden State Polling Data

PollDateSampleMoETrumpCruzKasichSpread
PPD Average 4/18 - 5/16 -- -- 56.3 17.7 14.3 Trump +38.6
Hoover/Golden State Poll 5/4 - 5/16 380 LV -- 66.0 11.0 7.0 Trump +55
SurveyUSA/KABC 4/27 - 4/30 529 LV -- 54.0 20.0 16.0 Trump +34
FOX News 4/18 - 4/21 583 LV 4 49.0 22.0 20.0 Trump +27
CBS News/YouGov 4/13 - 4/15 1012 LV 4.8 49.0 31.0 16.0 Trump +18
Field 3/24 - 4/4 558 LV 4 39.0 32.0 18.0 Trump +7
SurveyUSA 3/30 - 4/3 356 LV 5.3 40.0 32.0 17.0 Trump +8
LA Times 3/16 - 3/23 332 LV 5.5 36.0 35.0 14.0 Trump +1
PPIC 3/6 - 3/15 321 LV 7.3 38.0 27.0 14.0 Trump +11
Landslide/NSON/Opinion Strategy 3/9 - 3/10 407 LV 4.9 38.0 22.0 20.0 Trump +16
Smith Johnson Research 3/7 - 3/9 454 LV 4 25.0 20.0 15.0 Trump +5
Field 12/16 - 1/3 325 LV 5.6 23.0 25.0 1.0 Cruz +2
Field 9/17 - 10/4 214 LV 7 17.0 6.0 2.0 Trump +2
LA Times 8/29 - 9/8 422 RV 5.3 24.0 6.0 2.0 Trump +6
Field 4/23 - 5/16 227 LV 7 0.0 4.0 1.0 Tie
Field 1/26 - 2/16 237 LV -- 0.0 5.0 0.0 Walker +2
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The latest 2016 California Republican Primary polls taken for the contest on Tuesday June 7. There are 172 delegates awarded on a winner-take-all basis. All 172 of The Golden State’s delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to candidates on the day of the 2016 California Republican Primary.

159 district delegates are to be bound to candidates based on the primary results in each of the 53 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district’s National Convention delegates.

13 at-large delegates–including 10 base at-large delegates plus 3 RNC delegates–are to be bound to the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary statewide.

The selection of Presidential Nominating Convention Delegates to the Republican National Convention … shall be chosen by the Presidential candidate who obtained the plurality of Republican votes within each Congressional district, and, for … at large … by the Presidential candidate who obtained the plurality of Republican votes statewide. [Standing Rules and Bylaws of the California Republican Party As Amended 20 September 2015 Article VI Section 6.01 (A)]

Further, 3 party leaders–the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the California’s Republican Party–will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position. Individual Congressional District and “At-Large” delegates are chosen by the candidates.

Each delegate to the Republican National Convention shall use his or her best efforts at the convention for the party’s presidential nominee candidate from California to whom the delegate has pledged support until the person is nominated for the office of President of the United States by the convention, receives less than 10 percent of the votes for nomination by the convention, releases the delegate from his or her obligation, or until two convention nominating ballots have been taken. Thereafter, each delegate shall be free to vote as he or she chooses…. [California Elections Code Section 6461.(c)]