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. Michael

    Obama / Clinton probably would solve the problem, however Clinton will never take a back seat!

    If Pennsylvannia Dems think Obama is going to win the nomination, then I wonder how they voted in there own primary>

    Sounds like the funeral march is begining to toll in ernest for Clinton!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  2. b-liberal

    Thank you for digging deep to find a way to take the glory away from Hillary in some way.

    Media / Ozombie lesson #4543:

    good Obama news: report as "Woo-hoo! Hurray!"

    good Hillary news: report as "OK" but look at all that can go wrong, or what some celebrity said or some wacky poll said or what what bad things might happen in the future, or or or or .....

    April 22, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. SK

    Mark my words:

    Obama / anyone but Clinton 2008

    Makes for a team we can trust

    April 22, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  4. RA

    Hillary is a LIAR. Do not vote for her. Here is her latest comment:

    "Well, I have to win," Clinton told ABC. "I believe that's my task. And I'm going to do everything I can to win."

    Don't be fooled by this woman who will do anything to win.

    OBAMA '08!

    April 22, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  5. Southern Yankee

    "If you can't stand the heat..take the sink out of the kitchen and throw it your opponent."
    She tipped her hand and played it. All why we wateched. She bloodied Obama and every Dem supporter to boot, all in the name of vanity and a run at the 2012 election.
    Please PA end this.

    Obama Now!

    April 22, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  6. Lyz in Maryland

    Well, I mean, hurting the Democratic party is Hillary "Fifth Column" Clinton's real goal at this point, so I'm sure that she's happy with that outcome.

    April 22, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  7. R Autry

    QUESTION: Bankrupt people in our country cannot even get a credit card. How can Hillary be in the hunt for the presidency and actually get support when her campaign is a bust?

    DO WE REALLY want someone (Clinton) who cannot even keep her own campaign right side up responsible for getting us out of a recession/depression?? NO THANKS. Do the math...

    BARACK OBAMA OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  8. ShannonL

    Interesting...most people give her a 10% shot. I would say these numbers look good for Clinton in Penn. Most realistic people would say Obama. Only hard core Clinton supporters believe she can still win it.

    Obama should have much higher numbers.

    April 22, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  9. pc

    Obama will win the Presidency. Hillary is wasting time and money!

    Go Obama!

    April 22, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  10. Jane

    Hillary will never win the nomination because there are too many voters and good, honest people who fear her and feel threatened by her because she has outsourced thousands of jobs from the US and taken away many people's livelihoods for her own political gain. It's just not possible for her to win.

    OBAMA WILL WIN '08

    April 22, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    GIVE ME MCCAIN, OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOULD LIKE TO SEE HOW THE DEMOCRATS RUNNING WOULD SURVIVE ONE DAY IN THE HANOI HILTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  12. DSP, Santa Rosa, CA

    These folks saying I will only vote for "candidate X" are stupid, ignorant, divsive, silly, uneducated, childish, angry people.

    The difference bwtween Hillary and Barack is personality and gender. Either accept that and be honest why you are voting for one or the other, or... stay away from the election booths.

    Any other difference is semantics. Jeez America, be honest wtih yourselfs.

    April 22, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  13. joedattuffaha

    Go Obama!

    April 22, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  14. AWESOME DEBATE HILLARY!!

    Hillary Is Awesome!!! . The Best Canidate Running For President !!!

    HILLARY 08"

    April 22, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  15. Roman B. Aleksander

    There is no way Senator Obama can win the Primary.

    If you maintain that he can, why so worried???

    Better question is why is Obama worried ??

    Democratic "pledged" delegates get to vote in a "DEMOCRATIC" Primary.

    And if neither candidate can get to 2024 with "pledged" delegates then it will fall to supers, which are in the "rules" Obama is desperate to ignore. Or the "people voices" of MI and Fla he wants to ignore.

    But it is the VOTERS who will be voting in the general election.

    And no matter how much Obama and Co. want to exclude them, they will NOT be excluded from voting in the G..E..N..E..R..A..L ELECTION !

    The "supers" will also take into account that in every analysis of the swing states, Clinton can win them Obama cannot.

    The general election is NOT a caucus people, and the "supers" are aware of THAT aswell.

    It will be Clinton, so practice your "suprised" look for the convention !

    Clinton 08 !

    April 22, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  16. R Autry

    WISER...

    Get informed and live up to your name. If your employee was the moderator of your debate, how tough would they be on you?? George worked for the Clintons and has probably shared an intern or two with Billy boy. What integrity that family has and boy can they sure bankrupt an campaign! That is who I want getting us out of this financial crisis the US is in.... bankrupt, lying, cheating, crusty, old Washingtonites. NO THANKS

    BARACK OBAMA our next PRESIDENT!!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  17. gerard morei

    Hillary will win the nomination, period!!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  18. Antoinette

    To the person above, i did hear something about Obama's name not being on the ballot in some places

    I say report it and write it in there if thats what you want

    April 22, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  19. Leith Smith

    Hillary will win PA, KY, WVA, and Puerto Rico. BHO will win NC, MT, SD, OR and will squeak through in IN. Guam's no big deal. With the way the delegate numbers play out in these states, HRC would have to win almost everything by a 60-40 margin to win the prize. Likelihood of that is nil. In the meantime, both are becoming increasingly bloodied and McShame will walk away as the beneficiary. Is that smart politics, DNC? No need to answer that.
    Have you seen the latest version of Willie Horton? It's the most disgusting political animus I've seen in seven decades. If HRC had any genuine integrity, she would decry such a tactic, which is paid for by one of her big time supporters.

    April 22, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  20. IHH

    GO HOME HILLARY

    April 22, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  21. Richard

    Wolf, this protracted campaign on the part of the Clinton Camp is an exercise in futility. The numbers are such that Hillary cannot catch up to Barack. Hillary's campaign war chest is running on empty while Barack has plenty of money. Hillary is not fighting with one hand tied behind her, she's out of gas.

    April 22, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  22. R Autry

    OBAMA/CLINTON ticket?? HELL NO!!!! I don't want Barack to get exposed to such lies, deception, closed door shenanigans, etc.. Anyway, he is way to smart and committed to REAL CHANGE to have such a weak #2 by his side (let alone having to look at those horrendous canary yellow pant suits all day!!)

    April 22, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  23. JOHN

    CLINTON WILL WIN TONIGHTS BATTLE BUT WILL LOSE THE CAMPAGIN WAR. SHE NEEDS TO WIN BY 10% OR MORE TO EVEN MAKE A DENT IN THE VOTE COUNT. IN N.C. SHE'S GOING TO LOSE IN DELEGATES AND THE VOTE COUNT. IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH ON OLD HILL, THE FAT LADY IS WARMING UP.

    April 22, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  24. Dear CNN

    Please let the race play out. It's amazing you draw a salary for your opinion, which is sometimes wrong.

    April 22, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  25. bessie

    Voters, don't be distracted by these serial Hillary bashers. All they're promoting is hatred. Hillary is a fighter and she will fight for us. She is the one who's ready to be our commander in chief. We cannot afford to have a speech giver, Obama, to be our president. Not to mention how poorly he did during the last debate. Obama is not ready! Vote for Hillary!

    April 22, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
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