Skip to comments.CBS: Gas Prices Now A Big Factor In Presidential Election (77% Think Most Important)
Posted on 03/08/2012 4:46:06 PM PST by tcrlaf
It might be one of the biggest issues in the upcoming presidential election. Last night, CBS News exit polls found 77 percent of those voting in seven Super Tuesday states say rising gas prices were an important factor in their vote.
The poll reflects growing consumer anxiety as gas prices have risen nearly 50 cents a gallon in just over two months.
Consumers have been telling us they are cutting corners because for most driving is a necessity.
In Minnesota the average price is 3-58. The current national average for a gallon of regular is 3-76, but some analysts are predicting that gas could rise to $5 by the summer.
(Excerpt) Read more at minnesota.cbslocal.com ...
Highest gas prices ever for Feb....media silent.
How about 9.1% unemployment? How about $16 trillion in debt?
I drive a distance to work. It costs me 1/4 of my income to go to work.
Iran is going to take over the world.
The refineries need maintenance
The speculators are doing it
We're running out of oil
We have plenty
Americans are driving less, so we need to raise prices
The Chinese have millions of mopeds to fuel
There is a leak in a pipe in Moose Jaw Alaska
A rodent chewed through a line at the main pump station in Texas.
Demand is down but we are producing more however, our refineries have been and are being shut down
Prices will go to 6.75, but 3 days before the election, Obama will lower prices to 1.40 to ensure reelection
A school of endangered blowfish have been sucked into a pipe, and it takes time to get them out.
Iran has nukes
Unstable markets worldwide.
A big refinery fire
A small refinery fire
A refinery fire could possibly happen
New gas additives are being developed to make Americans even more stupid
They forgot to build a pipe
They dont like pipes
Rich liberals want the price even higher.
Obama hates the oil industry
The oil industry hates Obama and are hoping this kills his reelection
Liberals want everyone ridding donkeys and bicycles to work as a sacrifice for the planet
We moved more armaments to the gulf because Iran is taking over the world
Wild money printing and massive deficits
Americans love high gas prices
Refinery margins are tight They hardly make any money at all.
The masses have no idea how free market works.
It is being exported because we are making more than we use.
Demand has fallen
We need refinery upgrades and expansion
We are making more than we use so we have to sell it to the Chinese, (They have 1 billion mopeds to fuel , and need to go to work so they can send us more Communist products .
We have plenty of oil, so much so, we need to sell it abroad to keep prices low.
We have plenty of oil, so much so, we need to sell it abroad to keep prices high.
Barry intentionally pissed off the oil companies and seriously limited their profit and boy are they POd.
Pray for $10 gas. It would be the best anti-Obamalini political contribution anyone could make. Besides, I’d rather give my money to oil companies than politicians.
Where do I sign up for the choice of paying taxes or paying the oil companies?
Then higher is better. Let oil prices fly.
I would pay $10 a gallon if it meant Ubama lost in a landslide and was driven back to Kenya on a rail.
I’d pay $10 a gallon from now until Election Day if it will get the Marxist Muslim out of the White House.
LOL...... I did not read your posted comment before I posted mine. (Post #13). I wasn’t being a copy cat. But, then, how does the old saying go: Great minds run in the same channel.
let encourage DEMAND these people vote as many times as possible.
I just got the bill for fuel oil delivered to my house today. $4.15 a gallon.
When we moved here, 12 years ago, the price was $0.65 a gallon.
That’s not all Obama’s fault, obviously, but it is mostly the fault of the Democrats in congress, and the seeming inability of the gutless Republicans to fight them.
Oh, and it was Juan McCain’s vote that killed drilling in ANWR. Not that Bush tried all that hard, frankly.
Cantor should have answered along the lines of:
"Well, Mr. Gregory, that is most unfair, because even if we did not import--nay, even if we had a domestic surplus to export--the price per barrel, and so pump prices, would still fluctuate on Middle East unrest because oil is an international commodity. That means, Mr. Gregory, that the international market would still determine the price, even if we did not need to import a single drop of foreign oil."
But cheery Barry has assured the dupes and half-wits that he can do nothing about gas prices. It’s not his fault, not like it was Bush’s fault.
It’s the economy, stupid!
Obama is a one-term wonder. Even a polished rock could beat him. So Romney is not a sure thing as he is dumber than a polished rock, but I’m thinking even Romney can’t lose to Obama in this economic depression.
I would like to see $15 per gallon gas. I would like to see gas so cripplingly high that every Democrat in the nation could be instantly shut up by a quick “Remember gas prices under the LAST Democrat president?”
Crippling. I’m begging for shut-down-nation levels of gas prices. Short term pain = loooooong term gain.
IT AIN’T JUST GAS PRICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We need to remind the sheeple that EVERYTHING you buy costs more BECAUSE of gas prices
You buy groceries?
How do you think that food GOT there?
It was TRUCKED in.
You buy clothes? You buy ANYTHING?
If you bought it, a truck brought it.
Truckers/Trucking companies pay more for gas. that gets passed to the shippers.
The shipper pass it back to the companies shipping their food, clothes, etc.
Noticed how much more food and stuff costs?
It’s directly ties to gas prices...
And for those of you in winter climates - had fun filling your tank this winter?
You think the “gas prices” has got folks attention?
Remind ‘em EVERYTHING is going up because of gas prices...
People are more apt to vote their pocketbook over other considerations.
Remind everyone - post it often - email - get to Newt and remind HIM to include it in his speeches.
We don't have to 'follow the money' we need to 'follow the bias' of the MSM... They're pushing it and sure as hell isn't because they either give a damn - or that they're helping us.
Watch and see... the price will go down - and the Democrat-Media Complex will fawn over their hero.
“Then higher is better. Let oil prices fly.”
Sounds like “let them eat cake” to me.
We know how things ended up for the lady that spoke it....
Be careful what you wish for.
You may indeed get it.
And perhaps some other consequences that you hadn’t the wisdom to foresee....
I moved into a huge house in Quogue, L.I. Fuel was $0.29/gallon in 1972. The next year it was $1.79/gal. By 1980, it was $3.00+/gal.
Now, I have a gas lease and an oil well on my land.
Our country is replete with job-producing and money-making opportunities.
For me, it’s repealing Obamacare.
Much higher oil prices are going to happen anyway. So will the default. I didn’t ask for it. The more favored bipartisan constituents are asking for it and more (see Iran and company). But the smaller government (after default), peace, quiet and resurgence of morality ahead do look good. Don’t need much gas, other fuel, food or durable goods. I’m technically inclined, productive and always have been.
Ditto that. Also follow the DOW, I have bets that it will never go bellow 12k until after the election. It’s much higher than it should be in the present economy. Gold will tank as well after Novermber.
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