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Poll: Obama Dodges Blame for Gas Prices

Bloomberg BusinessWeek -- On Monday I wrote about how the White House, in releasing its energy progress report and going on the TV news circuit to talk about it, was trying to deflect attention from Republicans’ latest attack line: blaming the Obama administration for rising prices at the pump.

Guess what? It turns out that most Americans don’t actually blame the President for the high gas prices—at least so far. This, according to a Bloomberg National Poll out today. (More on the poll from my colleague Mike Dorning). Sixty-six percent of the 1,002 adults surveyed say that “the oil companies and Middle East nations who are taking advantage of [tensions with Iran] to make more money” are most responsible for higher gas prices.


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Submitted Mar 14, 2012 By: SovietSunrise
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knutzAL
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Yackty, yackty, yackty. I'm over this "White House".
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more political garbage...
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the US would be better off with a complete election reform--more parties, different way to elect.
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2012 7:52:01 PM

Of course he does, it is what he does all the time.
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2012 6:51:24 PM

you mean the press does not "blame the prez"
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Let 'em eat pink slime.
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2012 4:28:54 PM

Now, now, guys. No fighting.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2012 10:41:10 AM


HawaiianGuy....

LOL! Pointing a finger at someone is always the easiest to do...Is it not?
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2012 10:35:36 AM

Give it time.
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HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2012 10:02:21 AM

LetemEatCake, and what strategy did Obama employ back in 2008? You drank the Kool-Aid, didn't you? By the way, your moniker "LetemEatCake" is popularly attributed to Marie Antoinette. That is a falsehood. Look it up.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2012 6:02:50 AM


I am relieved to see that the majority of Americans are smarter than the Republican president candidates appear to be. Pointing a finger at someone is always the easiest to do...Is it not?

[Edited by: LetemEatCake at 3/15/2012 9:04:24 AM EST]
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FPLREP
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2012 5:10:28 AM

I don't blame the President, I blame his policies, which he does own. Did you see his energy secretary "walking back" his previous statements in front of congress yesterday. Priceless. "I used to be for higher prices, now I am not". You can't make this stuff up!
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:38:04 PM

B.S. by skewed polling.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:24:50 PM

Do not belive small polls.....
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:24:32 PM

Printing money is not good for gas prices, but most people do not think that far...
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:11:44 PM

Let's see if I've got this right. Obama is blamed for high gas prices but is not credited for killing bin Laden. W Bush gets some credit for killing bin Laden but was not blamed when gas prices went up.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:10:21 PM

dont buy it
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heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:09:11 PM

a poll of 1002 people , in my books , doesn't really show much. try maybe 50 million people then you might have a good idea .
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:03:10 PM

Oh yes.........
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mgune9
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:01:26 PM

maybe not to blame - but he could show more leadership and make more meaningful energy decisions - especially in convincing wall street and congress that speculator rules already set to go into place should not be
disallowed - put them in place as set-up
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:59:26 PM

Of coarse it is not his fault.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:56:08 PM

It's the real truth.Somethings are out of the Presidents hands;& people need to realize that.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:54:47 PM

LanguageMan1 said it best. Plus don't forget Steven Chu's statement about having our prices more aligned with Europe! Media does not to cover it even the A.P.
See for yourself... (Don't worry, not from FoxNews)
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:53:01 PM

Blame the speculators.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:52:39 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:52:32 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:50:31 PM

OBUMMER IS STILL A LOOSER.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:49:48 PM

I mean...it's not all him
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:49:39 PM

High oil prices are needed to make cracking worthwhile because it is an expensive way to get oil.

[Edited by: kelly1016 at 3/14/2012 11:50:19 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:44:56 PM

Max, By controlling supply by refusing to drill and build the Oil Pipeline to Texas...
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:41:38 PM

Someone please educate me as to how the President sets the cost of a barrel of oil that someone else is selling. Idiots.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:41:29 PM

Or more accurately, "Poll: people realize that President is not to blame for gas prices." Only Fox and right wing bozos blame Obama for high gas prices, which is funny since they claimed Bush has nothing to do with gas prices a few years back and Obama NEVER blamed Bush for gas prices. Sorry haters. Actually, no I'm not. Some people really need to get their facts straight.

[Edited by: RecountFL at 3/14/2012 11:41:48 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:38:05 PM

Protest high gas prices!!
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:36:36 PM

It's his plan to have gas prices raised so of course he will dodge the blame. He wants to change the subject to something else.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:35:53 PM

He never accepts blame for anything....
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:34:22 PM

Obama is only partly to blame, but partly to blame he IS! He said you'd all be paying more for energy costs if he was elected and his agenda was passed, and a good portion is already passed and he's not done yet. Just wait if he's re-elected. Then you'll be paying even more. More of us will have less still than the little we do have, and more of YOU will have less as well.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:33:00 PM

what would be great is if BHO would appologize to George Bush

When he was canidate BHO he blamed Bush for high gas prices, he should say

"I'm sorry President Bush, I did not realize you could not control gas prices, and that's why I can't either.."

But NO he should recieve the same
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:31:53 PM

Thats because PRESIDENT OBAMA is NOT THE CAUSE OF HIGH GAS.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:31:19 PM

Not my fault. Bush did it...........!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:30:35 PM

I don't blame him
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:29:56 PM

Dodges blame. Is that what the Tele-prompter said.

[Edited by: nwsynthetics at 3/14/2012 11:30:13 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:22:24 PM

What 1002 people did they poll? A bunch of Dems and Liberals?
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:21:30 PM

Thank you for the submission, SovietSunrise.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:19:12 PM

BHO & Co. accept no blame and claim all credit.

Green is red.

Had enough?
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:14:08 PM

I love how Bloomberg, the media outlet that speculators love, does not see speculators as the most responsible for high gas prices.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:13:27 PM

Get over it. Bush and his buddies pulled a big scam and we will pay
for this for years. The republicans are responcible for the oil and
gas ripoff, the democrats are ripping us off on other things. Were
being screwed and most people still want to put hope in a bunch of
trash called republicans and democrats.
CONCERVATIVES AND LIBERALS SUCK.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:07:26 PM

Obama is not in the gas business.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:07:22 PM

It is not Obama, in fact. There are much more powerful factors.
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Smart!
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:05:54 PM

not surprised
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