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. last laugh

    I find that poll info interesting – because if so many people think he will win, why even vote for Hillary? That really goes to show you that there are many in this country that want Hillary and do not want Obama but think he did a great job working the caucus states for sure and that he is playing the old boys network even though he says he isn't...yeah right Obama and you aid did not talk to Canada...

    April 22, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  2. Calvin Barlow

    The truth is there are people both black and white who can not believe that American is ready for a black president. This is why the primary will drag out until late May or the end of June.

    April 22, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  3. Hillary The Grinch

    Oh, not the Michigan debate again. Hillary was DECEPTIVE, and doesn't care about the voters in Michigan, or anywhere else. She just wants to be president so she can get the money Bill is making, the only thing she's going to change is her finances, from 109 million to 209 million. All on the backs of hard working Americans who want to see a difference in Washington.

    April 22, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  4. jim


    April 22, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  5. Tim from Eugene OR.

    To Daniel in regards to your remark about Brian. I agree with Brian because 3 out of 5 Hillary supporters that write in these blogs all say they would vote fo McWar if she loses. So where is Brian wrong?

    April 22, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  6. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Obama has sealed the nomination, even before Pennsylvania and when it's all over it will be revealed to us as why. Keep your eyes,ears and heart open and listen very carefully, then you will know.

    April 22, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  7. anniew

    HRC should demonstrate some consideration, if she has any, for the democratic party and bow out now. Beginning Friday she is going to be invovled in a civil suit involving the worst instance of campaign finance fraud in the history of this country, a case where it will be demonstrated that she was one of the primary individuals to collude, conspire and orchestrate the fraud as well as to mispresent the fraud to the Fraud to the FEC. Not only will this instance of fraud in California be addressed, but her participation in other instances of fraud will come out during this trial.

    And this time, the evidence is incontrovertable. This will be a Clinton debacle that, unlike in the 90s, they will NOT be able to get themselves out of. They've already been fined by the FEC. However, the civil case will be far worse, because unlike the FEC, this case is in Civil court and therefore, the government will be unable to cut a deal under the rug as a favor to her to cover her butt.

    If she has any integrity, and this certain will test whether she has any, she will bow out now.


    April 22, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  8. Mr. Elitehimself

    I don't know what to think of this whole thing... I'm sure you all see this kind of thing in your everyday lives! Here you have two candidates who's policies are so similar, but yet somehow one is given the Golden Touch and the other is dispised by all. When it comes down to it, I'd rather see the person who's dirty laundry has been aired as president over an unknown who's lies are being overlooked by all because he's a new face!

    April 22, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  9. Tobias

    Obama will not win. He can't win the big states plus he lying has become an issue. His campaign is a farse and the super delegates are paying attention. If we really want to win in November then Senator Clinton will be out nominee. Vote smart, vote Clinton.

    April 22, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  10. Tom

    This was worth repeating................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 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  11. Vig

    Bill Schneider is another Hillary Hate Monger, just like the majority of the CNN staff – Jack Cafferty (who also hates China and the feelings are mutual), Gloria Borgia, Jamal, Toobins, that other Black guy commentator – all of them – the whole bunch. The bias is disgusting

    April 22, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  12. APS in Hawaii

    Obama supporters you are supporting the biggest hypocrite and liar. Where is your candidate on Florida and Michigan? Why did he hire lawyers to block those two states from revoting? What happened to counting every vote? It must be count every vote but those who will vote against me. Where were you when the story broke about the pastor? Or when there were fainting spells at his speeches and it was pointed out it was the same lady. How did Obama get more delegates in Texas and Nevada when he lost the popular vote? Don't hear the Obama side crying foul. Why end the election process so fast? Because your candidate is messing up and sounds like a nut when he explains the pastor, his recent remarks, and how he has no specific plan. You are being duped by the same kind of Bush/Rove campaign tactics of 2000, all sound bites, and no substance. As for me, I will never vote for Obama, and will vote for McCain as a protest vote if Obama gets the nomination.

    April 22, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  13. Jess , Calfornia

    Obama can't run the country with so little experience. You need experience and cohones. Hillery has both. All of you folks that think he can undo the damage already done by our present mistake in office, will only make things worse by depending on a guy with only speeches and blue sky solutions to resolve the social and economical hell were in.

    If Obama wins..........Hello Canada.

    April 22, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  14. Oshun for obama

    He will win,
    mark my words,

    no clinton thou, this would be totally negative, she is too negative, polarizing and those who are honest
    in good faith can not vote for another clinton
    this is a democracy not a dynasty.

    she should leave................................................. go far and away she and bill ohh and chelsea.............

    April 22, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  15. MainStream America

    Can Barack Obama really win the primary and the general election?

    I mean, will main stream America accept his leadership and vision?

    After such a long history of the "status quo", will a country made up of mostly European immigrants be subordinate to an African American?

    I guess that's what lies at the root of the question when asking if Barack is electable in the general election.

    Well, I guess we will have to wait and see what happens.

    April 22, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  16. Clinton or McCain, but NEVER obama

    obama = a second rate America after he's finished with it. NEVER,NEVER,NEVER obama.
    He's not fit to be dog catcher.

    April 22, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  17. S. Shay

    If these voters believe Obama will win, why on earth are they voting for Clinton? There are a lot of fake Democrats voting tonight, including the 23% who said they made up their minds this week...

    April 22, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  18. ady

    One thing is certain OBAMA is the next PRESIDENT for the peace of the world

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

    I wish both of them best of luck in the state of Pennsylvania. I support Hillary Clinton and I always going to support her. Hillary Clinton have all the experience to run the country and she will be the best president if she get the Nomination and I know for sure that she will get it. I need a president who have experience and who will protect this country from anything at anytime and that special person will be Hillary Clinton.

    April 22, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  20. art

    I would like to know what world people were living in when they say this country was in a bad state under Bill Clinton. BillClinton actually brought the country out of the hole that the other Bush put us in, and I am pretty sure it could be done again this time with Hillary.

    April 22, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  21. Go Indiana

    Hillary just said today that she would nuke Iran, I remember her saying that it is dangerous and naive to definitively say what you would do in a hypothetical situation and actually slammed Obama for saying something far less specific than her statement of "obliterating" a country via a nuclear attack.

    I don't want this woman as the nominee or the president. PA voters might help keep her campaign limping along with a win today, but she will not get the nomination. Indiana will help see to that.

    April 22, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  22. Nayeem

    I support Hillary Clinton and I will always support her until the end.

    April 22, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  23. Little Geo

    I was one of those white guys over 50 that voted for Obama. Yes we can! Yes we can!

    April 22, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  24. Go Indiana

    anniew '

    Thank you for bringing up the fraud case. Why is no one talking about that? This will bring her down.

    April 22, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  25. perry

    Just wait till Indiana rolls around, if I was able to convince my old marine corps dad to vote for Obama, than ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!! Once the people of Indiana got to know Barack for more than just a funny name most of them were very impressed. However there are a lot of closet racist in the rural pockets of the state but most of them dont even register to vote. His economic message has really hity home here and as far as the bitter comment, PEOPLE ARE BITTER HERE!!! It just shows how out of touch McCain and Hillary are with the peopkle of the midwest!! GO BARACK GO!!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
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