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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
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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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