I’m Christina Bellantoni, the Essential Politics host today. Let’s get started.
We begin the day with fresh numbers from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll showing how economic issues are factoring into how Californians view the presidential race.
The state's voters are more optimistic than they were in the recent past; they’re now split on whether the state is headed in the right direction or on the wrong track. How voters feel about that direction was a