Skip to comments.Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House
Posted on 03/12/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT by Beave Meister
Disapproval of President Obamas handling of the economy is heading higher alongside gasoline prices as a record number of Americans now give the president strongly negative reviews on the 2012 presidential campaigns most important issue, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Increasingly pessimistic views of Obamas performance on the economy and on the federal budget deficit come despite a steadily brightening employment picture and other signs of economic improvement, and they highlight the political sensitivity of rising gas prices.
The potential political consequences are clear, with the rising public disapproval reversing some of the gains the president had made in hypothetical general-election matchups against possible Republican rivals for the White House. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) now both run about evenly with Obama. The findings come just five weeks after Obama appeared to be getting a boost from the improving economy.
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I note that bad news for Democrats is always blamed on the most shallow and convenient excuse whereas bad news for Republicans is the product of some inner evil combined with a decades-long conspiracy.
When Bush was in the WH, all the rising-gas-price stories were about people having to choose between going to the doctor or filling there gas tanks, or eating dog food to make ands meet and all such crap. Notice now all the rising-gas-price stories are the electoral impact to their hero.
sad that’s the only reason why.
Expect prices to go down before November.
Parity? communists suck at math.
The brain-dead, hardcore, Obamatards will still vote for Obamatard regardless of the gas price. Even if it’s $15 a pop, they are just too stupid to vote for the other guy..
Should there be gas lines, Obama and his merry band of militants will be back on the streets rabble rousing after the coming election.
Wait a minute - I thought the only thing people cared about was poor Georgetown Co-eds being bankrupted by their contraceptive costs???
bring parity to race for White House
I first read that as bring PARTY...
Well, at the White Hut, that too....
Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in the Wall Street Journal, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,
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