WaPo-ABC News Poll Finds Americans DO Blame Obama for High Gas Prices

I just thought I would highlight this because Obama’s vastly disconnected from reality reelection campaign, just a little over a week ago, swore up and down that the American public would not hold Obama accountable for high gas prices:

Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

By Dan Balz and Jon Cohen – WaPo

Disapproval of President Obama’s handling of the economy is heading higher — alongside gasoline prices — as a record number of Americans now give the president “strongly” negative reviews on the 2012 presidential campaign’s most important issue, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Increasingly pessimistic views of Obama’s performance on the economy — and on the federal budget deficit — come despite a steadily brightening employment picture and other signs of economic improvement, and they highlight the political sensitivity of rising gas prices.

The potential political con­sequences are clear, with the ­rising public disapproval reversing some of the gains the president had made in hypothetical general-election matchups against possible Republican rivals for the White House. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) now both run about evenly with Obama. The findings come just five weeks after Obama appeared to be getting a boost from the improving economy.

Gas prices are a main culprit: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the situation at the pump, where rising prices have already hit hard. Just 26 percent approve of his work on the issue, his lowest rating in the poll. Most Americans say higher prices are already taking a toll on family finances, and nearly half say they think that prices will continue to rise, and stay high.

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3 Comments on “WaPo-ABC News Poll Finds Americans DO Blame Obama for High Gas Prices”


  1. Everything that Obama has done has been to trash the economy. People act so surprised when what he does helps to tear the country down. They need to begin to realize that this is what he is there for. He wants a classic Marxist-style government here and to accomplish that he has to dismantle any remaining bits of free enterprise that remain. I am sure he’s love to see gas climb to about $9.00 a gallon like it is in Europe.

    Pull the rest of the world up and pull the US down so we can be comfortably merged into the third world. That is his and George Soros’ agenda.

  2. Big Frank Says:

    BTW I had to be reminded that it’s not just the gasoline we fuel up our family sedans with. Our entire economy is linked to oil, transportation of goods, production of everything we use, food, agriculture, everything in the home etc. IMHO this is the common denominator that the world socialists want to use to ecnomically enslave us. There will be no need to use storm troopers, brownshirts, or a ‘volkspolizei’ to keep us in line. All the bastards will have to do is tax the crap out of us and make everything so damned expensive that we will be dependent on the government of our ‘Dear Leader’ or ‘Big Brother’ for even our basic needs. To start with excessive fuel costs will restrict our movement, then the rationing will begin. Much to the disappointment of the ‘big government liberals’ who have to be reminded that a government that can give you everything can just as easily take it all away..

  3. Jane Says:

    Wow, these comments are really stupid. If you think Obama is a socialist, you have the IQ of a potatoe stick. Like revisedhistory said, Europe’s gas prices are much higher, so what are you complaining about? Want to lower gas prices? Talk to OPEC, they love us.


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