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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:55 PM
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WP:Suspicion Surrounds Retreat In Gas Prices, Poll Finds
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 10:04 PM by cal04
Gasoline prices are down about 75 cents in two months, but whether motorists will see further declines at the pump depends in part on whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries can agree to cut production.

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While motorists have welcomed the drop in gasoline prices, a Washington Post-ABC News poll released yesterday showed that many Americans remain suspicious about the reasons for the recent decline and skeptical about whether it will last.

Three out of 10 Americans think the recent fall in gasoline prices is a result of domestic political factors, including White House and Republican Party efforts to influence the November elections. That's nearly as many as the 35 percent who attribute the recent price decline to market forces or supply and demand, according to the poll of 1,204 adults conducted from Thursday to Sunday.

The survey also showed that suspicions about the steep drop in gasoline prices over the past two months aren't limited to the nation's liberal strongholds. Sixteen percent of people who identified themselves as conservative Republicans, 26 percent of white evangelical Protestants and 29 percent of Southern residents think the plunge in prices is linked to the coming election or other political reasons.

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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:58 PM
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1. And prices went high before the 2000 election that was stolen from Gore.
So many co-inky-dinks, huh?
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:58 PM
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2. Methinks the redders are catching on. n/t
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:59 PM
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3. Gas in my area just went up a dime a gallon. They must see that Bush
didn't get a boost in polls when they lowered it, so now they're raising it again.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:51 PM
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4. opec is threatening to cut production because the barrel price
is going down, which will raise gas prices again. i'm hoping they do it before the election so everyone can get mad at the repugs again. :evilgrin:

ellen fl
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