President Obama has a commanding lead when it comes to the race for California’s 55 electoral votes.
According to a Field Poll survey released this morning, Obama earns support from 48 percent of the state’s registered voters, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney garners 32 percent.
“Democrats, independents, women, younger and middle-age voters, Latinos and other ethnic voter groups are contributing heavily to Obama’s preference advantage,” the Field Poll noted.
The results of the Field Poll will come as little surprise to anyone tracking California’s voting trends.
The Field Poll noted that the size of Obama’s lead and the “positive image appraisals” that voters have are similar to the Field Poll results that have been done in the spring of each of the last four presidential campaigns.
“This augurs well for Obama’s chances to recapture California in November, since in each of those campaigns the Democrat went on to carry the state by double-digit margins,” the survey noted.
You can read more of the results here. California holds its presidential primary election on Tuesday.
Despite Obama’s lead, Romney isn’t writing off California voters.
On Thursday, the former Massachusetts governor held a news conference in front of the closed Solyndra facility in Fremont. He also met with former First Lady Nancy Reagan at her Los Angeles home, where they had “some lemonade and cookies,” according to a statement Reagan issued.
Today, he continues his California trip by stumping in Riverside County, although he has no events planned for the Coachella Valley.
A luncheon fundraiser that’s being held in Riverside is co-sponsored by Rep. Mary Bono Mack, a Palm Springs Republican who is helping head his California campaign. But the congresswoman won’t be actually attending the event.