Specter predicts Obama win in Pennsylvania

April 11, 2008 6:32:57 PM PDT
Sen. Arlen Specter predicts Sen. Barack Obama will win Pennsylvania's Democratic presidential primary. The moderate Republican told CNN on Friday, "It's only one man's opinion, but I would pick Obama at this stage."

Specter notes that polls have shown Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton with a 16 percentage point lead in the past, but only a 5-point lead more recently. He says that looks like a trend. He also notes that Obama has more money and is buying more television advertising.

Specter also says presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain can win Pennsylvania in the general election, saying McCain will appeal to moderate suburban voters.