April 22nd, 2008
06:10 PM ET
7 years ago

Exit polls: Pennsylvania Dems think Obama will win

 Obama addresses the crowd at the University of Pittsburgh.
Obama addresses the crowd at the University of Pittsburgh.

(CNN) – Barack Obama will win the Democratic nomination, a majority of Pennsylvania voters believe.

According to the exit polls, 54 percent of primary voters said Obama will be the party's nominee while 43 percent said Clinton will win.

In what could be a troubling sign, only 38 percent of voters said they'd be satisfied if either candidate was the nominee. Meanwhile 32 percent said they'd be satisfied only if Clinton wins, while 25 percent said they'd be satisfied only if Obama wins.

For the time being at least, the party is sharply divided between these two candidates.

soundoff (155 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    Mark my words:

    Obama/Clinton 2008

    solves the problem doesn't it?

    April 22, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  2. Ross in MD

    Clinton's own campaign thinks the chances of her winning the nomination are 5%. How is it that 43% of PA voters think she will win?

    April 22, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  3. Brian

    Hillary supporters love the Republicans. They share the same brain.

    April 22, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  4. James

    Go Obama. Yes we can!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  5. Jane

    It's simple a decision and a division between negative politics and lies and baggage to the other side which has refreshing, positive change and hope and a new direction for the country.

    Barack Obama has never outsourced any precious US jobs overseas for his own personal political gain. Hillary has.

    The American voters believe in Barack Obama whereas they feel threatened by Hillary.

    OBAMA FOR THE WIN AND THE NOMINATION '08

    April 22, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  6. Glenn; Delta, PA.

    Lets just hope the 54% voted Obama.

    April 22, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  7. tell the truth

    Step up people stop the fight before it is to late and I'm stuck with another 4 years of Bush/McCain. She can not win under the current rule. Please face the truth. I know everyone wants to change the rules but that is not fair. Sometime I think I'm the only person telling the truth anymore

    April 22, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. Tim

    Time to take this Country in a new direction. Vote Obama.

    April 22, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  9. jmmitchell

    bulldookie

    April 22, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  10. Hillary Clinton

    I agree!
    If he wins he would have done it fair and square!
    No complaint here!
    Be Quiet Bill!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  11. Grif

    You're still Dreaming... What time did you go to bed, Mr....

    April 22, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  12. USA against Hillary

    she just does not get it. She needs more delegates to win and winning by a few points will not be enough.

    "I think a win is a win," she told reporters. "Maybe I'm old-fashioned about that. I think maybe the question ought to be: Why can't he close the deal with his extraordinary financial advantage? Why can't he win a state like this one if that's the way it turns out . . . big states, states that Democrats have to win."

    April 22, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  13. Henry, NY

    Obama has the audacity to claim he is a change agent. What has he ever done to change anything? He hasn't been in the senate long enough to do anything and has done nothing to change the way Washington works. He is all talk and never takes hard positions that might come back to haunt him.

    Hillary is more able to bring change to Washington. She knows how to work there and her policies are all for the good of the american people.

    April 22, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  14. Ellie

    Yes to Obama but no to Obama/Clinton ticket. There is nothing sincere, honest, abt that woman. And, I'm a white woman.

    April 22, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  15. the other jd

    so these tickers are driving me nuts...
    one says hillary is ahead by 300%,
    the next says everyone thinks barak will win,
    the next says hillary is leading among owners of 3-legged dogs,
    the following says that parakeet owners are breaking for barak...

    give me hillary, give me barak, but give me a Dem in the White House. NO WEATHERVANE MCCAIN.

    April 22, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  16. Daniel

    BRIAN:

    What is your problem? Why don't you shut up about Hillary Clinton SUPPORTERS. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH US.

    Jesus Christ, are people being ANTI-HILLARY-SUPPORTER-IST now?

    April 22, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  17. Steve

    Time for Pitchforks and Torches. It will take an angry village to run off the Clinton's once and for all.

    April 22, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  18. Skyeviews

    Obama will win in November.

    April 22, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  19. mark

    If this is true, why would you vote for Hillary if you believe Obama will win, that just hurts his chances to keep this thing going on...let's hope the 54% who believe Obama will win were smart enough to actually vote for him!!

    April 22, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  20. RC Lendz, Philadelphia, PA

    I was just doing some math, and this is something that would be interesting to consider, especially for the superdelegates. If each state was a winner take Hillary would be leading right now 1,641 to 1,451. Almost the complete opposite what the delegate count is now. If Hillary were to win PA tonight, she woud have 1,819. Could someone report on this? I think it would be interesting. I included superdelegate numbers in the counts as if they were delegate counts. This would compare to the General Election.

    April 22, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  21. jim

    operation chaos at its finest

    April 22, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  22. wiser

    Obama is not ready for prime time. Has he stopped pouting over the debate last week? Oh, that's right, he won't debate anymore because America is finally waking up to his empty words!

    Only Hillary 08!

    April 22, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  23. kim portland, oregon

    darth vadik, i TOTALLY agree. for some reason, i have a really strong feeling these past few days that there will be an obama/clinton 08 ticket in november!!!

    it's the most democratic thing for them to do! and mccain's results would be exactly the same as the shrub's latest approval ratings-about 28%!!!

    buh-bye repubs-and thanks for NOTHING!!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  24. Keek in Cali

    Has anyone heard any confirmation of the allegation that Obama's name was not on the ballot?

    April 22, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  25. Madison

    No more DLC democrats and liars! Thanks Hillary for the lies and the party division. Straight out of the republican playbook. GREAT JOB! Also thanks for giving the republicans all the ammunition they need to beat anybody. Thanks for praising the crooked republican candidate. And all of this thanks when you yourself are giving yourself a 5% chance to beat Barack???

    What party are you exactly part of? Oh yeah, the DLC democrats, otherwise known as republican lites.

    Thanks Hillary! You're almost as efficient as tearing down democrats as Karl Rove.

    April 22, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
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