CBS News Super Tuesday Exit Polls … 77% Say Rising Gas Prices an Important Factor in their Vote


Don’t look now President Barack Obama, you have a new issue that are on the minds of many Americans … RISING GAS PRICES!!!

Add high gas prices to the plethora of issues like the continues poor economic recovery, Obamacare, out of control federal debt, failed stimulus and an incoherent and nonexistent energy policy for the 2012 Presidential election.

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.

Obama claims that there is no “silver bullet” to the problem. That may be, but doing nothing is hardly an answer either. There are numerous things that the President could do, he just chooses to do nothing as he is anti-fossil fuel. With the stroke of a pen he could allow drilling of federal land and in the process create jobs. However, we see where Obama and Democrats stand on oi and gas prices, block it at all cost. So much for that all of the above approach that Obama claims. Of course we know that their real energy policy is to increase the price of oil, they just do not want to admit it during and election year.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “CBS News Super Tuesday Exit Polls … 77% Say Rising Gas Prices an Important Factor in their Vote”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on March 9th, 2012 1:41 pm

      Anything that comes from the socialist/democrats in the way of a statement of position is in fact the opposite of their desires. Whatever is required to hoodwink the people will be done.

    2. Public Enemy on March 9th, 2012 2:52 pm

      NBC/WSJ Poll: Romney’s Image Worse Than Bob Doles!!
      Romney’s favorable/unfavorable rating stood at 31 percent to 36 percent among all respondents (and 22/42 percent among independents).
      55 percent of respondents – including 35 percent of Republicans – believe the Democratic Party does a better job than the GOP in appealing to those who aren’t hard-core supporters. Just 26 percent say the Republican Party does a better job on this front.
      In fact, Romney’s image right now is worse than almost all other recent candidates who went on to win their party’s presidential nomination: Obama’s favorable/unfavorable ratio was 51/28 percent and John McCain’s was 47/27, in the March 2008 NBC/WSJ poll; John Kerry was at 42/30 at this point in 2004; George W. Bush was 43/32 in 2000; and Bob Dole was 35/39 in March 1996.
      SM: Obama has to run against his failed promise of wasting $787 billion in stimulus for an 8% unemployment, high gas prices and Obamacare. Those are things that no one can ignore.

      BTW, Obama is no Bill Clinton. Not even close when it comes to politics or the Presidency and I am hardly a Clinton fan.

    3. rightknight on March 9th, 2012 4:53 pm

      The illustrious DoE (Department of Energy)
      was created with the specific purpose of
      reducing our dependency on Foreign
      Oil. Hundreds of billions of $$$$$ later
      we are now addicted to Foreign sources
      for our oil!

    4. Dolf on March 10th, 2012 3:45 am

      and they needed to poll that?

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