Swing State Voters Blame Oil Companies, Oil Producing Countries and President Obama for High Gas Prices — In that Order
Who do you blame the most for the recent increase in gasoline prices; Oil producing countries, oil companies, President Obama, Americans who drive vehicles that use a lot of gasoline, or normal supply and demand pressures?
In all three states, blame was placed in this order: Oil companies, oil producing countries, President Obama, normal supply and demand pressures and Americans who drive vehicles that use a lot of gasoline.
Given the lack of tools at policymakers’ disposal for quickly reducing gas prices, it makes perfect sense that the political debate over gas prices is largely focused on influencing who voters blame for high prices, rather than competing efforts to actually bring prices down.
Based on the Quinnipiac polling cited above, it looks like Democrats are currently winning this particular messaging battle.
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