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

Exit polls: Pennsylvania Dems think Obama will win

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(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. Oren Ovadia, California

    I'm not BITTER, oBaMa!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. Joe

    If Obama wins in PA. Hillary will say it was a conspiracy and that PA is not important anyway.

    April 22, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  3. female grad student, NYC

    I agree with Roman Alexander – and I think it's a shame Obama didn't put his name on the ticket for MI because now he's lost the loyalty of that state for the GE.

    Hillary was smart to keep her name on the ticket in MI so that those voters wouldn't feel like she was abandoning them the way they feel Obama did. Good foresight.

    When is that issue going to be resolved? It's a virtual tie in the pop. vote if you count them, and she's winning if you look at Blue States. such political corruption going on... we already had a stolen election with Bush... look where that got us...

    April 22, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  4. Sara from Arizona

    No Obama/Clinton!!! No more Clintons!!! OBAMA 08'

    April 22, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  5. Edith

    The only way Obama would agree to an Obama/Clinton ticket would be if he lost all pride in himself and agreed to have Bill Clinton constantly second-guessing him and butting in.

    April 22, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  6. James from New York

    I think they both stink, and McCain in a landside

    April 22, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  7. smokesignals

    What's really encouraging and is most appealing about Obama IS the way he is able to inspire and bring together new voters, the young disenfranchised voters and according to the exit polls that is exactly what is happening!
    He's what this country needs right now. And you people who say that you will vote for McSame if your candidate doesn't win the nomination are just plain stupid and certainly not supporters of the Democratic Party.
    Get it together people. Use your brains instead of giving in to your ugly, competitive nature.

    April 22, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  8. Corie,Canada

    Now is the time for the United States to elect a woman for President !!!
    Watching and listening to Hilary Clinton is indeed inspiring. It is disappointing to hear the the negative feedback of the media about her. She is bright and dynamic. Imagine Bill and Hilary at the white house. Bill Clinton did an excellent job during his tenure. The media should be more supportive of her who has more substance.

    April 22, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  9. Vince - Phoenix



    April 22, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  10. Oleg, CA

    I always voted for dems, but will not vote for Hillary. We just had son of a president, now a wife would be too much royalty. Actually, how can anybody voted for Iraq war even participate in the race?!

    Obama 2008

    April 22, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  11. Corie,Canada

    I feel that Obama has been elected as the media darling. I hope Hilary wins !!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  12. Denial

    You Obama supporters are in denial. Who would want a President that was close to Farakkan, Avry, a minister who hates America and a wife who was never proud of her country until he ran for President.
    And you have the nerve to put HIllary down????

    Democrates will never come together on this one DNC – you are dreaming if you think they will.


    April 22, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  13. Paul

    Here is what is going on. Some Republicans are voting for Obama so Hillary can't win, because McCain will have a harder time beating Clinton. These same voters will then vote for McCain in November.

    so be smart and choos Hillary!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  14. pat

    What a disaster.

    April 22, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  15. Vince - Phoenix


    dude... have you LOOKED at the scoreboard....?

    todays's win is like throwing a touchdown during garbage time in a football game...

    it only makes the score LOOK closer...

    but you still LOST

    April 22, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  16. Richard

    Clearly for those of us who stay informed by keeping up with the news. If a candidate for President really wanted True Change, they would push for each citizen to maximize their abilities and economical independence. Of course, most of Sen. Obama's backing comes from the least experienced with life, naive and/or gullible, and those who think they are above the rest by their mental aptitude (you are to be considered intelligent and bright if you are supporting his candidacy). They are living off of either parental support or loans, vote because their skin color matches his, or we have the so-called top educated who believe they have all the answers to tell others how to live. It only takes someone to work in the academia to see what a caste system it is, based on one's level of education. In other words, if you are not a PhD all other employees are lumped in together and separated from them either by way of benefits, opportunities, etc.

    It would be interesting to see how he attempts to change the political process. Is he going to openly denounce all Congressmen, Supreme Court Justices, etc. who do not agree with him? Will they then have to endure what the ABC debate commentators have been exposed to the last few days? It is so ironic to see an individual who speaks of unity and prosperity for all Americans to have created such a divisive line amongst many. They are already bullying Sen. Clinton's supporters who refuse to support him as the presidential candidate as not being true Democrats. One can be a Democrat, and not believe in the individual who is selected by the party to be their candidate. That is called, "Freedom of Choice". Ooops, that might not be around for much longer. Get it done Hillary America has been waiting for a President like you.....................

    April 22, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  17. Chris

    i have been a democrat since i could vote and i won't cast a ballot if clinton is anywhere on the ticket. sorry democrats – we need to act on principal this time. this is our last chance to be relevant in a modern world. if we elect a candidate who consistently and underhandedly distracts voters from the real issues at stake, it won't be a very positive testament to our credibility as a party. this is the smoke and mirror type of political game we've seen for too long, and i find it depressing and de-motivating. out with the old and in with the new.

    Obama 08, or no one.

    April 22, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  18. tinh nguyen,ca .usa

    i am tire of people keep claiming that that Obama is lack of the amount of years he has in the senate to be electable,look.the proplem we have now is actually handed down to us by those who spent years in the polictico system

    April 22, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  19. Susan

    I will vote for McCain if Hillary the Liar is the choice.

    Plain and Simple.

    April 22, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  20. Sam

    14 months back Bill Clintion in an interview with Larry King at CNN said he believes that Hillary is the best president and also at the same time he believes HILLARY CANNOT MAKE IT. Why is CNN not showing that video again.

    April 22, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  21. Sonya, OK

    There's hope for PA. Thank you!

    Obama 08

    April 22, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  22. carlo

    I am really primary weary. I almost don't care who wins anymore. My life never changes anyway, regardless of whose in office. My advice to you all is work hard and hope for the best, regardless of who wins.

    April 22, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  23. Erininok

    Please...Please let this be true. Go Away Hillary!

    April 22, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  24. Bridgett, WY

    Yes, all those tea parties in the White House really gave Hillary the training she needs to lead the country, and dodge sniper fire.

    Obama 08

    April 22, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  25. Tom

    To those "Obama/Clinton" or "Clinton/Obama" folks – nope, that won't do it. I wouldn't touch a ticket with the morally bankrupt and closet full of (expletive deleted) Obama on it no matter of the placement. He, his wife, his "friends" and supporters have made too many mistakes, including alienating the only people (Clinton supporters) that could get their candidate elected. He should have taken the v.p. offer after super Tuesday. But just like how he got his senate seat, he was too arrogant and short sighted. Now it's too late. Hillary or McCain.

    April 22, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
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