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Gas Prices Now A Big Factor In Presidential Election

CBS -- MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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 the most 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.


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Submitted Mar 08, 2012 By: CosmicP
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 7:12:45 PM

Vote for hope and change!
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Eugene_C
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 9:00:13 AM

Which is a complete joke, since no politician can significantly affect the price of a global commodity.

It would be as equally ludicrous as demanding that the President do something about the price of gold.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 7:17:45 AM

Wow, really?
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 6:56:22 AM

this is really news to anyone?
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 6:27:59 AM

No surprise here. These prices are always a big factor.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 4:57:38 AM

Good bye, Obama.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 4:34:01 AM

Politics
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 4:30:48 AM

It will be a major issue during the upcoming elections...May be President do something to control oil prices, on which he has a very little control!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 4:28:23 AM

Gas prices.......and the fact that he is destroying America. He is the worst president ever. NOBAMA 2012.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 10:10:57 PM

Who didnt see THAT one coming?
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 9:42:12 PM

Of course.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 8:21:21 PM

Should have been a factor all the other years.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 4:44:33 PM

And why wouldn't it be a big factor.
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Not a good thing.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 3:07:15 PM

I think gas prices is a big factor for every one.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 2:34:38 PM

Exactly where in the Constitution's description of the executive branch does it mention responsibility for commodity prices like fuel?
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 2:27:04 PM

Like anything will be done about it.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 2:26:53 PM

.
Its the Economy STUPID! Then comes gas prices.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 2:23:10 PM

obamacare, subsidies for green crap
to his friendly campaign doners, union give a ways
and now gas prices while losing more jobs every day, xl pipeline,
i would say his days are numbered...omg 2012
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 1:51:09 PM

dream on, people have short term memory loss when it comes to elections. If they are given something right before the final election and it's free, they would dump their own mother to vote that person in office and scream for more.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 1:40:12 PM

Why. The president can't control the sepectors.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 1:27:05 PM

Funny how comment I heard from Obama's press event yesterday was about Newt's @2.50 plan..Nothing about Romney or Santorum..
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Algae NOW
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 12:49:43 PM

really, too.
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Really?
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Now?
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