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CBS: Gas Prices Now A Big Factor In Presidential Election (77% Think Most Important)
WCCO-TV ^ | 3-7-12 | Esme Murphy

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; gas; obama; toast
DUH.... Why do you think Democrats are DESPERATE to make this about FREE SH*T!, and Social issues? Talk about ANYTHING but the economy?
1 posted on 03/08/2012 4:46:12 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Highest gas prices ever for Feb....media silent.

Corrupt media.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 4:48:08 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: tcrlaf

How about 9.1% unemployment? How about $16 trillion in debt?


3 posted on 03/08/2012 4:48:30 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: tcrlaf

I drive a distance to work. It costs me 1/4 of my income to go to work.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 4:49:41 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: tcrlaf
These are just some of the reasons/excuses I've heard in the past two weeks, why gas prices are quite suddenly burning up your income.

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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 don’t 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 PO’d.

5 posted on 03/08/2012 4:50:17 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Freddd

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.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 4:51:03 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000
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?

7 posted on 03/08/2012 4:53:57 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: tcrlaf

Then higher is better. Let oil prices fly.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 4:54:51 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: tcrlaf

I would pay $10 a gallon if it meant Ubama lost in a landslide and was driven back to Kenya on a rail.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 4:55:01 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: tcrlaf
Even the MSM are apprehensive that gas prices will become an issue.

Saturday on Meet the Press, David Gregory tried to provide pre-emptive cover for Obama with this editorialized comment to Rep. Cantor regarding gas prices:


MSM will do all they can to provide cover for Obama. That is most of the reason for all the flapping over contraceptives and Fluke -- to distract attention away from joblessness, the economy, and other 'real' issues.
10 posted on 03/08/2012 4:59:30 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: achilles2000
"I’d rather give my money to oil companies than politicians." Amen brother. Buy now: Bye-bye Obummer! Now I will say it in a language you love and understand: إلى اللقاء (ar) ('ílaa al-liqaa'), باي باي (ar) (bay bay)
11 posted on 03/08/2012 5:01:27 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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Prices rise when tens of trillions more dollars (handed out like candy to privileged people) bid for finite goods.



12 posted on 03/08/2012 5:02:41 PM PST by Milhous
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To: tcrlaf; All

I’d pay $10 a gallon from now until Election Day if it will get the Marxist Muslim out of the White House.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 5:16:33 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 5:21:36 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: tcrlaf
Riiiiight! A SYMPTOM is the "most important factor"; not any of the CAUSES of the symptom.

And they let encourage DEMAND these people vote as many times as possible.

15 posted on 03/08/2012 5:23:26 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If any of their "Alternatives" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: tcrlaf
There is now fear that we could see US$5.00/US gallon average national pricing for 87 octane unleaded by Memorial Day this year. If that happens, all the polling lead Obama has now will disappear in very short order, because now we have the specter of stagflation: a combination of higher inflation, no economic growth and high unemployment. It was this very problem that was one of two major contributing factors in President Carter's downfall at the 1980 elections.
16 posted on 03/08/2012 5:27:09 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 5:35:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TomGuy
it really is a failure of leadership, is it not, on the part of Republicans and Democrats going back decades here, to fail to achieve energy independence and then be subject to the winds of--whims, rather, of instability in the Middle East that makes gas prices go up and down.

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."

18 posted on 03/08/2012 5:37:45 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If any of their "Alternatives" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: tcrlaf
Gas prices MOST important?? 77%??....... c'mon
19 posted on 03/08/2012 5:45:27 PM PST by Reynoldo
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To: tcrlaf

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.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 6:05:07 PM PST by pallis
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To: tcrlaf
on Tuesday i traded in the last piece of detroit iron i will ever own on a new Elantra that gets 40mpg... screw-em
21 posted on 03/08/2012 6:32:39 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 6:42:32 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: achilles2000

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.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 6:45:00 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: tcrlaf
The Republicans better get in front of Obama to make it very clear that any suggestion to tap the strategic oil reserves short of Iran shutting down the straits is a blatant political ploy and a betrayal of the the country for electoral politics. Make the very thought of touching the SPR posisonous, otherwise Obama will drain it if he has to to be reelected.
24 posted on 03/08/2012 7:02:31 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: tcrlaf

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.

GET IT.

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.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 7:44:32 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: tcrlaf
If CBS is pushing this rather than hiding it, it means that before the election Obama's friends in the ME will drop the price of oil to help him get re-elected.

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.

26 posted on 03/08/2012 8:05:19 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: familyop

“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....


27 posted on 03/08/2012 8:20:27 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Cicero
I just got the bill for fuel oil delivered to my house today. $4.15 a gallon.

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.

28 posted on 03/08/2012 8:58:19 PM PST by Rudder
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To: tcrlaf

For me, it’s repealing Obamacare.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 4:24:31 AM PST by Alissa
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To: Road Glide

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.


30 posted on 03/09/2012 9:48:04 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


31 posted on 03/09/2012 10:16:13 PM PST by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: GOPJ

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.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 10:32:12 PM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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