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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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darkknight1
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:05:54 PM

not surprised
MadTraveler
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:02:13 PM

No surprist - he hasn't taken responsibility for anything. He thinks the economy still belongs to Bush. (Bush who?)
jerej829
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:02:02 PM

Blame the speculators!!!!!
uptherefiners
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:00:46 PM

Poll: Obama Dodges Blame for Anything that Hurts His Chance to Finish Running this Country Into the Ground

um, fixed
gass12
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:57:36 PM

All the blame belongs to the speculators.
DTroytNC
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:57:35 PM

Put his approval ratings are still down...linked to a poor economy.
PissedCanuck
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:57:05 PM

Speculators who made their quick bucks off our backs.
SUSANCK
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:53:51 PM

I blame the speculators...
kj71TX
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:52:39 PM

Gas prices are high due to a lot of factors...no good reasoning, but not just 1 person is to blame.
CDMAuto
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:52:07 PM

Speculators and GREED is the reason for High gas prices....
PegasusAT
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:51:56 PM

Back in 2008 the Democrats had no problem throwing President Bush under the bus and don't forget Senator Obama when he was campaigning for President trying to link Sen. McCain to high gas prices.
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:49:44 PM

they may not blame him for gas prices, but they will blame him for no money i their pocket
hank1326
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:46:02 PM

Ditto to sit. The President is charming and a great talker. He is a good singer and knows his sports. Unfortunately, these are great qualities for our favorite uncle but not for the leader of our nation.
A_NY_Outlaw
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:45:55 PM

"I don't know why I bother reading these posts. So many ignorant repubs in here that just want to point the finger at "that damn black president who ruins everything," it's quite sickening. I'm not a blind Obama follower by any means, but at least I'm not a blind Obama hater"

Yep, typical Obama supporter. When your Prez gets attacked by the media and fed-up Americans, you pull the race card.
861270
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:45:16 PM

WELL WELL YOU ALL VOTED THE ASS HOLE IN !!!!
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:45:00 PM

"BO" is pretty good at playing.... "Dodge Ball"... LOL!

Bloomberg... Lol! Not many people read or know of them!
PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:43:56 PM

That's what he does best, blaming others.. Funny how he was blaming Bush for high gas prices just a few years ago.. Guess he can dish it out, but can't take it..
Is246
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:40:29 PM

He doesn't help by letting the speculators control the market.
littlewr30
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:38:22 PM

Many people easily get that confused!
littlewr30
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:38:01 PM

Obama can't control that!
mobil1MN
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:37:36 PM

4 sure
ShutRBug
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:33:46 PM

Speculators are to blame
sit
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:31:22 PM

Obama has to go.... he is NO LEADER.
AuburnTim
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:31:07 PM

Big oil, Middle East, OPEC, the President and Congress and most of all Wall Street those are where the blame should be
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:29:55 PM

But in actuality, the blame lies with CIF issuers on Wall Street. Ban those CIFs and prices would power dive into the $20-30 range with pump price below $2/gal.
JENNYHK
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:28:41 PM

wow-thats not right...
craigsfrank
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:26:10 PM

Obama is great at deflecting blame and criticism... with media help of course.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:25:35 PM

dodges everything but a fundraiser!
ezone
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:25:23 PM

Credit for everything, responsibility for nothing. NObama 2012.
EmperorsFinest
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:22:56 PM

WOOT dodge pro
sillywagon
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:21:55 PM

I've heard conflicting polls.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:21:54 PM

HE ISN'T THE CAUSE..BUT HE HASN'T COME UP WITH A SOLUTION!
kelly1016
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:21:18 PM

It is the speculators who are the problem. Make them pay for commodities up front instead of paying a small aount on futures this will slow down the prices. Bidding for futures just. Makes speculators rich and if they cannot cover thier losses when things go wrong they pass those losses to the rest of us.
tippybuddy
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:20:37 PM

it appears everyone on here seems to blame him..so much for the poll
FuelOilOH
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:19:55 PM

The President sets the business tone for the country. It's either growth or stand your ground. We're in stand your ground mode with 'Bama.
Kaiyne
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:19:01 PM

where did they find these idiots they poled?
davenles
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:14:24 PM

You've got to be kidding!!
rxman1
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:13:32 PM

Well I guess that it is all Bush's fault again?
cimilluca1
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:12:25 PM

Not Obama's fault? Take a vote......... Who's doing better now as compared to 4 years ago?
methaneman
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:11:00 PM

We will see about this in NOVEMBER!

[Edited by: methaneman at 3/14/2012 10:11:18 PM EST]
2granny
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:08:51 PM

Politics at work.
bevmill
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:03:48 PM

Finally, more people are seeing what is fact or fiction.
SilentpartnerMN
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:03:41 PM

Politics!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:00:58 PM

congress and obummer administration continues to do nothing regarding the price of oil and gas. how about a heavy windfall profit tax on the oil companies. sounds good but you know they will just pass it on to the consumer.
IUVidiot
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:57:56 PM

politics
gasaholicMO
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:54:47 PM

You can find areas were he can be shouldered with blame, but this is not one of them.
Tucker1961
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:54:45 PM

it's his watch and their not watching out for us
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POLITICS!!!
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:53:05 PM

interesting headline
ssperkin
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:52:45 PM

Wait, WHAT? PEOPLE ARE COMING TO THEIR SENSES?! I can have faith in Americans again.
fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:52:29 PM

The PRESIDENT CAN INFLUENCE THE PRICE OF GAS AT THE PUMP.And all you liberals better wake up to whats happening to our country-Unemployment high,obamacare,gas prices,afganistan,and many more problems.
kelly1016
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:52:23 PM

We export the stuff to you and pay more than you. Is that a conspiracy? Perhaps Obama is trying to make our prices higher too. World price and speculators have no impact eh? Maybe Harper is part of the conspiracy too. Maybe the Queen and the German Chancellor as well their prices are higher than your and ours. Come on folks. Take a break to look at reality.
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