...The price per gallon has climbed nearly 15 cents since Labor Day - a surprising jump, given that prices usually plummet before an election...
...56 percent of Americans say gas prices are "extremely important," according to a mid-October Associated Press-GfK poll that also found 29 percent rated prices at the pump as "moderately important" while 15 percent said they're of little or no importance. Americans are split in their assessment of how Mr. Obama is handling gas prices, with 49 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving of his performance, that same survey found. Among likely voters, just 46 percent approve of his track record on gas prices and 51 percent disapprove.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 8:42 PM on Nov. 1, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 7:08 PM on Nov. 1, 2010
As long as it doesn't get to $4.50 near me like it did with the BASH MAN as President ...Im ok with it
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:22 PM on Nov. 1, 2010
Yes, because the price of transportation/fuel affects the price of most items purchased. If the price of fuel increases, obviously, the price of other goods and services also rise.
Does it affect how much I drive, no, not much. I already walk to the grocery store and cluster my other errands, but I do drive the big triangle for work and to see family/friends over 1,000 miles 2X/month.
Answer by Sisteract at 7:04 PM on Nov. 1, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 7:05 PM on Nov. 1, 2010
Gas prices are VERY important to me. When fuel goes up so does everything else and while the fuel costs have dropped since 08 other things have not. Milk prices went sky high because of the cost to transport the products, or so we were told. While the transportation fees have gone down the milk prices are still the same. This is only one example, but the moral is if fuel goes up so will everything else - and it won't drop.
Answer by scout_mom at 7:33 PM on Nov. 1, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 7:41 PM on Nov. 1, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 7:50 PM on Nov. 1, 2010
Answer by matthewscandi at 8:01 PM on Nov. 1, 2010