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Poll shows close contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in California

 (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)
(Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)

The Democratic primary appears to have narrowed in California, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.

The poll showed a statistical tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders among likely Democratic voters. Clinton had 46% support, Sanders had 44%, and the margin of error was plus or minus 5.7 percentage points.

A previous poll, released in March, had Clinton leading 48% to 41%.

The survey counts both registered Democrats and independents who said they would cast ballots in the Democratic primary as “likely Democratic voters.”

But any independents who want to vote in the Democratic primary on June 7 still must request a Democratic presidential ballot.

When only registered Democrats were counted, Clinton was ahead 49% to 41%.

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