Electoral votes: 55
2004 result: Kerry 54%, Bush 44%
2000 result: Gore 53%, Bush 42%
Most recent Republican win (1988): Bush 51%, Dukakis 48%
African American percentage: 6.7% (national average is 12.8%)
Link to polls in Real Clear Politics
At least one of those infamous McCain homes is in California, but it's not his political base. Obama has reasonably comfortable leads of from 9% to 24% in the polls. It looks as though Obama will probably continue the recent string of Democratic victories in the Golden State.