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Poll: Impact Of High Gasoline Prices 'Serious Problem' For 64% Of Families


Latest polling from Quinnipiac University shows respondents significantly concerned about the impact of high gasoline prices on family finances. Sixty-four per cent of respondents stated that the rise in prices was a very or somewhat serious problem for them and their families, with just 14% stating that there was 'not a problem at all' imposed by sharp increase in prices.

  • How much of a problem has the price of gasoline been for you and your family lately?: Very serious: 37%, Somewhat serious: 27%, Not too serious: 21%, Not a problem at all: 14%. (Quinnipiac U. Poll, 3/10-14/22).
  • Punchbowl News reporting this morning that several options are being mulled by Congressional Dems including a gas tax holiday, sending direct payments to citizens for gasoline, and legislating to cancel oil firms' federal leases unless they are actively drilling.
  • With the midterms approaching at year-end, Democrats will be desparate to ease impact on voters' wallets ahead of time, with high gas prices often a harbinger of significant electoral defeats for incumbent parties.
Map of Avg. Gasoline Prices by State, 15 March 2022

Source: AAA, Geopolitical Futures

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