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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:06 AM

Falling pump prices could give Obama a lift

"In a week that saw President Barack Obama poll dead-even with Republican rival Mitt Romney in the race for the White House, it may have been some relief to Democrats that gas prices have shed 17 cents in the last 12 days.

While that could help boost the president's chances for another four-year term (or at least not hurt them), the drop in prices has more to do with luck than with White House energy policy.

After refinery bottlenecks sent prices surging ahead of a seasonal switch from summer to winter gasoline blends, those kinks have been cleared and gasoline has begun flowing smoothly again."


http://economywatch.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/23/14646886-falling-pump-prices-could-give-obama-a-lift?lite

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SunSeeker Oct 2012 OP
BainsBane Oct 2012 #1
Democratopia Oct 2012 #2
FreeState Oct 2012 #3
BlueCaliDem Oct 2012 #4
Cha Oct 2012 #5
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Ebadlun Oct 2012 #7

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:08 AM

1. 39 cents a gallon in my area

in the last month. I saw a sign for 351 a gallon yesterday.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:11 AM

2. $3.32 in Ohio

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:26 AM

3. Curent National avg $3.64 - CA avg $4.33

San Diego's average: $4.33

http://www.sandiegogasprices.com/

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:01 AM

4. Dropped $0.34 cents in my area (Inland Empire, SoCal) in just

one week! Well, between Friday and Monday, that is.

I was shocked to see how fast the prices fell!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:14 AM

5. I hope it helps in the nick of time!

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:29 AM

6. 3.19 in cleveland OHIO tuesday n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:21 AM

7. You might as well vote based on sunspot activity

but if gas prices really do influence votes then I suppose good news should be welcomed.

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