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. Rose

    People are so happy that 45 min. of the debate was wasted in non-sense. Those who really care for people and the country, they rather use the time to address issues not whine and try to keep talking non-sense.

    April 22, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  2. William

    I'm in PA and voted for Hillary. Go Hillary or McCain

    April 22, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  3. Mark

    Of course he should win! He is the only candidate that has any integrity.

    April 22, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  4. Jeanette in Stockton

    I don't mean to be naive, but I simply trust that Barak Obama will with all that is within him make positive changes for America that will have a positive impact on the poor, women, children, disabled, gays and ethnic groups and the general populace. I wish I felt the same for Hilary, but I just don't.

    April 22, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  5. mittie waddell

    Who wants Bill Clinton back in the White House????? Obama was correct when he said "sometimes, he doesn't know with whom he is campaigning". PA, get to the polls and VOTE for a CHANGE!!!! PLEASE! ENOUGH OF THE CLINTONS!!!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  6. Peter

    I'm not sure what this means for who will ACTUALLY win, but I say Obama please. I just want to ask if the Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton pattern deserves to be prolonged. Our country is messed up, and it's because of ALL of our past three Presidents. Time for someone new.

    April 22, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  7. True

    ARTILLERY HILLARY!!!

    NUKE ME! OBLITERATE ME, PLEASE.

    but don't forget to save the earth and find re-newable energy. The people of upstate NY are still waiting for those jobs you promised!

    April 22, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  8. Richard

    Well obviously, as he's in the lead. Duh!

    April 22, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  9. Larry

    Hillary Clinton's brutal lies, attacks are dividing the party. She is selfish, only for her self. She does not care about anything else, will do anything to win, she said. What a hopelessly selfish woman.
    Vote Obama. Yes, Domocrates, we can unite!

    April 22, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  10. Isabella

    We know that if Hillary loose, she will either keep going on or just leave and we all that support her will be ok. Now, since you only want to win, my million dollar questions is where we are going to find an empty lot to burried you all Obama's supporter including Obama!.
    Go Hillary1

    April 22, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  11. TO: Darth Vadik, CA

    Yes, it resolves the problem from a voter perspective. However, can anybody see Hillary playing second fiddle to Barack?

    The concept has quite a bit of appeal, but I just don't see it. THAT, in the end, could split the party.

    April 22, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  12. David, Kentucky

    The reason for the deep division is simple....You have one of the most divisive and polarizing politicians in America today demonstrating to the American public exactly why she has earned that reputation. She is intentionally working to deepen the division within the Democratic party to help her efforts to coerce the superdelegates into giving her the nomination. She can't win it legitimately so she has to do it by threat and through coercion and intimidation. Hillary Clinton is exactly the type of politician this country is sick of.

    April 22, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  13. Anna G.

    Hillary is the best canditate. I hope she will win the election. Maybe I will vote for Senator Obama within eight years. Senator Obama will have more wisdom and experience by then.

    Hillary, 08!

    April 22, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  14. AWESOME DEBATE HILLARY!!

    Awesome debate Hillary !! , Obama Can't take Pressure ! . He Will Never get My Vote . I Will Only Vote For You , Or Whom Ever Is Running Against Obama .

    HILLARY 2008!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  15. Lyz in Maryland

    In answer to Darth Vadik's question, that would solve the problem, but I suspect that Fifth Column Clinton would rather be on the ticket with McCain.

    April 22, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  16. John, Pa

    Clinton supporters are in some serious denial..........Sad Sad Sad

    April 22, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  17. Linda of Atlanta

    I will be horrified if Hillary Clinton is "given" this nomination! I will never, ever, ever vote for her and I supported her initially. People are insane to trust her to be president. She told a totally unnecessary lie about being under sniper fire. She refused to admit she had lied until CBS, not CNN, produced the film footage. She belittled Sinbad's disagreement with her account by saying "He is a comedian". She has trashed Obama and she has about as much grace as a fat man's big toe. She has a history of removing legal documents and acting as though they don't exist. People are too caught up in what is best for them personally than to realize that we are ONE AMERICA and we have to elect public officials who can be trusted to stand for all of us, not just their rich friends.

    April 22, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  18. Fritz

    Obama is able to spend more money because Hillary is out of money, and no longer has the backing.

    April 22, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  19. JOHN

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW CLINTON WILL WIN THE NOMINATION. I NEED NUMBERS, NOT BLANKET STATEMENTS AND B.S. HOW IS SHE GOING TO CATCH HIM IN DELEGATES, VOTES, STATES, AND MONEY? YOU CAN EVEN ADD IN FL. AND MICH. BUT LET'S CUT TO THE CHASE AND TELL ME HOW SHE'S GOING TO DO IT.

    April 22, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  20. aware

    NOBAMA!

    Hillary 2008 and 2012! :)

    April 22, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  21. joe

    Trust me! Trust me! Hillary is soley interested in power for herself. She is has a single track mind for this. Obama is aligned with evil people and a wife that has no pride in this beautiful country. You all went wrong when not voting for Romney. He believes in morals unlike these other two clowns. McCain is a joke too. "We attend WWE wrestling because it celebrates our freedom...." What the hell are you talking about old man? How could you spin something that far? Good grief children!

    April 22, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  22. George

    I think Hillary should do the right thing and step aside.
    If the situation were reversed and the delegates stood where
    they currently are, she'd ask Obama to be a Gentleman and
    step down for the good of the party.
    Her remaining in the race and 'slinging mud,' is not only good
    for McCain but for the Republican Party as a whole.

    They aren't that far apart on the issues. Obama should offer
    her the VP position an form the unbeatable ticket. Dem's
    are so divided between the two, it's the only way to heal the
    party and make it whole.

    April 22, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  23. Richard

    Keep it going Hillary. Obama has no clue what he will do. Just rewatch the debate.

    April 22, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  24. Mike

    Would that not be a sweet answer to prayers? O8ama.

    April 22, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  25. mn mama

    Neither candidate can win outright. Obama will faill against McCain.
    I will vote for Mccain, I won't sit home , I will vote against Obama.
    Obama has divided America on Race, has too much bagage on race ,
    cannot vote for someone who is so capable of destroying America. I love my country more than my Party.
    Caucas states are bogus because they disinfranchise voters. They are not a up and down vote. Florida and Mich have been disinfranchised.
    I say get a new candidate- snice neither can win outright.

    April 22, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
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