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Americans angry with Obama over gas prices
Reuters ^ | March 27, 2012 | Patricia Zengerle

Posted on 03/27/2012 9:44:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling high gasoline prices, although most do not blame him for them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos online poll released on Tuesday.

Sixty-eight percent disapprove and 24 percent approve of how Obama is responding to price increases that have become one of the biggest issues in the 2012 presidential campaign.

In the past month, U.S. fuel prices have jumped about $0.30 per gallon to about $3.90 and the Republicans seeking to replace the Democrat in the November 6 election have seized upon the issue to attack his energy policies.

The disapproval reaches across party lines, potentially spelling trouble for Obama in the election, although the online survey showed voters hold oil companies or foreign countries more accountable than politicians for the price spike.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; gasoline

1 posted on 03/27/2012 9:44:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Funny I just read an article the other day that said Americans were upset at high gas prices but were not sure who was at fault so I guess that was a lie what a shock.
Obama is bad for our country and he needs to go and he can take the rest of his socialist and communist friends with him.
2 posted on 03/27/2012 9:50:12 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Liberals must live with their attack on Bush over gas prices.

Let the Democrats wallow in their stupidity. Of course it is Obama’s fault. Libs have a hard time understanding business.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 9:55:05 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We need to bring back the campaign to print off stickers to slap on the gas pump that shows what the price per gallon was when Obama took office. This isn't the one, but I like it!


4 posted on 03/27/2012 9:55:56 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, believe me, he will magically fix that just in time somehow. Maybe another deep bow and a reach around with the King of Saudi Arabia will be enough to have them grant us a two month discount in September and October, to be made up in November and December.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 9:57:19 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Feigning past support for a candidate (w/no posting history of it), then suddenly "withdrawing it"?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cheapest gas in Hawaii is now $4.95 / gal and climbing fast.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 10:03:32 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: AmericanInTokyo

He is in bed with his brethren, the Saudis and the whole mid east.

Its in their interests,(both Obama’s and the Saudis) to bleed the American economy. It contributes to the weakening of America. This is no accident!

FUBO


7 posted on 03/27/2012 10:07:00 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: bigbob

Man oh man where can we get those!!?? Truckstops would also be a great place to hand them out or plaster them around. I wonder if “Truckstops of America” (TA) would carry them in their shoppettes? LOL


8 posted on 03/27/2012 10:11:54 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Feigning past support for a candidate (w/no posting history of it), then suddenly "withdrawing it"?)
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To: Dapper 26
I've gone out in the morning and saw the price had risen overnigt by 2 cents. Did some shopping and returned home just after noon and seen it had risen another couple cents since I last past the station.

How ya been, Caisson 71?
9 posted on 03/27/2012 10:24:58 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's hard to deny something when you took credit for it before it happened!
10 posted on 03/27/2012 10:25:39 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“...and a reach around...”

uh, eewww..?


11 posted on 03/27/2012 10:26:46 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

“Full Metal Jacket — Drill Sgt. Hartmann” terminology there. Sorry! Could not resist.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 10:37:59 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Feigning past support for a candidate (w/no posting history of it), then suddenly "withdrawing it"?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why not? If “Americans were unhappy” with GW Bush when gas prices spiked when he was in office (even though he put policies into place that eventually helped to lower fuel prices), then why not be angry with Obama who has intentionally done all he could to CAUSE prices to go up?


13 posted on 03/27/2012 10:39:10 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gas prices will be down significantly by November. Iran and the rest of our enemies in the middle east will do everything in their power to assure Obama is reelected.
I only hope Israel uses the opportunity to strike before November..
14 posted on 03/27/2012 10:40:08 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The 24% who approve is what scares me. Add that to 27% who don’t approve but still worship him and he’s re-elected.


15 posted on 03/27/2012 10:44:26 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: rawcatslyentist

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16 posted on 03/27/2012 10:48:39 PM PDT by SweetCaroline (He is the Antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son. 1-John 2:22)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

On one hand, pain in the ass though it is, gas prices seem really, really trivial when contrasted with the existential threats to the Republic and to the Consitutionality thereof and all manner of sophisticated rhetoric.

And yet I have spoken to some folks far more experienced than I in the political realm and many of them de-nuance 0bamas’ re-election chances profoundly. Meaning they think gas prices will make a profound, profound difference. They think people will vote this.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 11:11:10 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It won’t matter how much oil is on the market if refineries can produce gas and diesel. If the refinery owners wanted Obama out, they would schedule downtime for maintenance and expansion this summer.


18 posted on 03/27/2012 11:15:46 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Up 8o cents a gallon here since January. Starting to cut back on other things now because of it. Most others probably doing the same. Kiss any recovery goodbye.


19 posted on 03/27/2012 11:27:35 PM PDT by albionin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gas prices always go up in the summer. Just wait until its $5.00-6.00 a gallon next August.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 11:43:34 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Dapper 26

BFD. Nowhere to drive to anyway.


21 posted on 03/28/2012 1:51:02 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: albionin

I just noticed on my drive this morning, we are right at the $4.00 mark and over for regular in Kentucky.


22 posted on 03/28/2012 4:20:20 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Dapper 26

Cheapest gas in Hawaii is now $4.95

- - - - -

Keep looking:

http://www.hawaiigasprices.com/


23 posted on 03/28/2012 4:33:28 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: montanajoe
Gas prices will be down significantly by November.

Yeah but the toll those high gas prices take on the economy through the summer will be felt for a long time. Some newswriters are predicting $5.00 per gallon prices but they fail to realize that $4.20 gasoline prices will knock the economy back on into recesssion.

I predict that as gas prices recede in August/September they will be replaced as the top issue with the voters...by...increasing unemployment.

24 posted on 03/28/2012 4:38:59 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: NRG1973

“Americans angry with Obama over gas prices”..........

It isn’t just gas prices but it is a good start at why American’s (legal ones) are angry. There is quite a long list of things we can add.


25 posted on 03/28/2012 5:19:24 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama raises gas pricesNewt debates Obama


Obama fingers crossed
26 posted on 03/28/2012 5:36:38 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Terry Mross
"The 24% who approve is what scares me."

The Democrat 24% would approve Obambi even if he were an illegal alien from Indonesia........Oh, wait... Anyhow, it's the other 76 percent that need educating.

27 posted on 03/28/2012 7:55:46 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: thackney

Can’t drive over water for a few cents.


28 posted on 03/28/2012 10:11:05 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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