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As gasoline prices continue to spike - now averaging $3.911/gallon, more than $0.20 greater than...

As gasoline prices continue to spike - now averaging $3.911/gallon, more than $0.20 greater than U.S. drivers paid a month ago - Pres. Obama's popularity is taking a hit in an election year. A new Reuters polls says 68% of Americans do not approve of how Obama has handled energy, and the dissatisfaction reaches across party lines. (also)
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  • According to Quinnipiac...only about one in six voters blame Gas prices on President Obama.....yet
    28 Mar 2012, 09:14 AM Reply Like
  • All that counts is if it hurts him in Ohio....
    28 Mar 2012, 09:15 AM Reply Like
  • It's GWB's least the MSM said it was when the prices rose during his tenure..
    28 Mar 2012, 09:26 AM Reply Like
  • He will release oil reserves. He will do whatever it takes to fool the people that he actually knows what he is doing.
    28 Mar 2012, 09:34 AM Reply Like
  • This is what really counts...


    Florida: Romney vs. Obama Quinnipiac Obama 49, Romney 42 Obama +7
    Florida: Santorum vs. Obama Quinnipiac Obama 50, Santorum 37 Obama +13
    Ohio: Romney vs. Obama Quinnipiac Obama 47, Romney 41 Obama +6
    Ohio: Santorum vs. Obama Quinnipiac Obama 47, Santorum 40 Obama +7
    Pennsylvania: Romney vs. Obama Quinnipiac Obama 45, Romney 42 Obama +3
    28 Mar 2012, 09:39 AM Reply Like
  • Depends on the sample, the question and the way it was asked.
    28 Mar 2012, 10:04 AM Reply Like
  • Totally agree...reading Polls is not an easy task....
    28 Mar 2012, 10:27 AM Reply Like
  • Mstar this morning: "December oil production is at 5.9 million barrels a day, levels not seen since 2002, reigniting talk of energy independence." Get a clue, folks. Supply and demand is a bitch.
    28 Mar 2012, 09:49 AM Reply Like
  • MCD food prices go down, diabetes goes up. Same analogy right?
    28 Mar 2012, 10:02 AM Reply Like
  • When people are angry they take it out on the person in charge - the President - regardless of what they say in polls.


    The 2010 mid-terms were a wipe out driven by this anger. I suspect if the dissatisfaction level maintains itself the anger will be taken out on the incumbent.


    Jimmy Carter led Reagan all the way through and then got wiped out in a landslide. This looks like it won't be a "typical" election cycle just like that one in 1980.


    The only poll that counts is the one that takes place in Nov 2012.
    28 Mar 2012, 10:55 AM Reply Like
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