I would not have bet, when the race began, that Mike Huckabee could come within eight percent of Rudy Giuliani in California.
Here’s the thing, though. The California GOP hands out its delegates to the convention based on who wins each congressional district, and this Survey USA poll doesn’t clear up who leads where. Huckabee could win the popular vote, and still end up with no delegates if, say, he were a close second in every district.
By the way, considering how some of California’s House districts are pretty darn liberal – think Nancy Pelosi’s district, or Maxine Waters’. Some campaign that was just really well organized could win a bunch of seats to the convention by getting organized and getting, say, a thousand or so votes in each district.