Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is planning to add more campaign stops in California to try to secure a win against a persistent Bernie Sanders in the nation’s biggest primary,according to The Washington Post.
Clinton was expected to campaign in New Jersey for two days this week. But instead she canceled an event scheduled for Thursday and will go back to California to spend five days campaigning as Sanders has closed the gap there ahead of voting on June 7.
According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton has an 8-point lead in California over the Vermont senator, 50 percent to 42 percent. But in a recent poll conducted from May 13-22, Clinton holds just a 2-point lead over Sanders.
Sanders has said he plans to remain in the race and will fight for every delegate possible. He has said he expects to do well in California, where there are 548 delegates at stake.
Sanders is hoping to go into the Democratic convention with a “symbolic victory” of a majority of pledged delegates. He has vowed to stay in the race despite Clinton’s lead.