spook of the ozarks

unapologetic liberal

Monday, September 25, 2006

Gas prices


PRINCETON, NJ -- The average price of gasoline across the country is currently $2.44 per gallon, down from a high of $3.00 per gallon this summer. The American public, however, remains relatively pessimistic about gas prices, and most Americans do not believe they will continue to decline. While 4 in 10 Americans believe gas prices will be lower by the end of the year, the majority predict prices will be the same or higher. Men -- particularly those aged 55 and older -- Republicans, Midwesterners, Southerners, and those in households earning at least $30,000 annually are most optimistic that gas prices will be lower by the end of the year.

Prediction: They'll continue to decline until Election Day, after which they'll rise, with the increase attributed "holiday travel" (absent some geopolitical or environmental provocation).


  • At 4:24 PM, Anonymous rb said…

    Amen, Spook. And the lame ass media is loathe to make the obvious connect between midterms, gas prices and the real axis of evil- Georgie (porgie) Bush and Dick (Haliburton) Cheney.


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