Donald Trump could see historic defeat in California, poll shows

It's not a question of whether he'll lose California. It's a question of how badly will Donald Trump lose and how that will affect other races in the Golden State.

The Republican presidential nominee could have the poorest showing in California than any GOP candidate in the post-Reagan era, according to a new Hoover Institution’s Golden State poll.

The survey sample of 1,250 likely voters shows Clinton at a 54 to 30 percent lead. It  was conducted between Oct. 4 and 14, before the FBI announced it would reopen its investigation into Clinton's emails.

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The biggest concern for Republican Party officials is how this might affect down-ticket congressional battleground districts, including Central Valley Rep. Jeff Denham's race against Democratic candidate Michael Eggman. 

“If (Trump) finishes below 35 percent that puts Republicans down the ticket in competitive congressional races in serious jeopardy,” Hoover Institution research fellow Bill Whalen said in a press release. 

Clinton leads 64 to 18 percent among voters ages 18 to 29. Here's a look at the poll's demographic breakdown: 

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