POLL: 77% Say Gas Most Important Factor In Election...

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    Gas Prices Now A Big Factor In 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.

    When you are an independent contractor like Tod Matthison, driving 200 to 300 miles a day, rising gas prices mean a smaller paycheck

    “I average five hundred to eight hundred dollars a month in gas expense so it really cut into our overhead,” said

    Matthison says he would like to cut back, but he can’t

    “It’s scary, but what do you do? I have been doing this for 20, 25 years,” said Matthison.

    Voters in Super Tuesday contests say gas prices were the most critical factor in their vote. The candidate who made the most dramatic promise to lower gas prices was Newt Gingrich, who said his plan that emphasizes expanded drilling would make gas $2.50 a gallon.

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    I thought unemployment would be first.
    The debt this country owes should be first...
    The interest on the debt should be right up there as well.
    But I don't think most people even know about it.
    The Obama camp and their support staff the media don't talk about it all that much
    because Obama is President.If Bush were still in office the Keith Olberdouche like hosts
    would be all over it every night.
     
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    So in other words, 77% of people who are not voting for the president under any circumstances say that.
     
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    I think when he looked in the camera and said "deal with it it's not coming down" the tide turned... so inflate your tires boys and drive us to the polls. :lol::lol:
     
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    There are quite a few issues that are tied for first this election.
     
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    You also have to wonder how many of those republican primary voters who are so concerned with gas prices are also gung ho about attacking Iran, seeing as how the constant drumbeat from the right to attack is the very reason speculators have driven the price of oil up.
     
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    Actually it's the economy:

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    Just shows how bankrupt of ideas, brainwashed, and ADD the classic Pub dupe is...LOL!
     

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