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Follow high gasoline prices to Obama support; states with most expensive fuel costs solidly for pres

San Jose Mercury News -- There is a curious relationship between a state's gas prices and presidential politics. The higher the price of gasoline, the higher President Obama's prospects of winning that state.

Obama's electoral map to victory bares a remarkable resemblance to a map of the country's highest gas prices.

California, Illinois, Washington D.C. and New York - all solidly Democratic - are among the costliest for gas. Wyoming, Montana, Oklahoma and Utah - where Lyndon Johnson was the last Democrat to win the presidential vote - are among the cheapest.


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Submitted Apr 01, 2012 By: ziyulu
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:31:36 PM

Poor jetski forgets that the GOP is responsible for most of the debt..... and makes up $$$$$ to blame on Obama.......

But.... too bad he can't get a taste of the GOP "air"..... it is brown. So he should be happy Florida gets a hurricane every once in a while to clean it up (grin)...
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captngasTN
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:30:09 PM

cssco - i'm planting my garden on Palm Sunday; never imagined politics followed the same time cycle
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eye-spy
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:29:46 PM

It's a good thing that he is not running here.

:-)
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IUVidiot
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:26:16 PM

hmmmmm
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geoutpb
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:24:11 PM

If you make alot of money then high gasoline prices do not hurt you as much. Where a person making 8-9 dollars and hour high prices do hurt them more.
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hcivic
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:23:59 PM

yea, those are Democratic states
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balljars
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:22:12 PM

This shows the intelligence of Democrats.
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cssco
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:21:45 PM

What is it about Palm Sunday that brings out the Moon Bats in large numbers?
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Chris46
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:21:31 PM

I take GreenAstro's side.
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tco9436
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:21:18 PM

great
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OGW
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:20:15 PM

Obama is the best person for President but lower prices for fuel would help everyone, including him.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:19:57 PM

Good thing jetski isn't an accountant... or doing other people's taxes....... they would all be in jail...... (grin)...

[Edited by: Gnusman53 at 4/1/2012 7:25:22 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:19:36 PM

of course!
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:18:15 PM

So far, jetski....prooving beeeeeeyond a doubt.....you have had way too much koolaid....... and left facts far behind......
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:18:08 PM

sydb7 said: "Why are these Haters so blind to the facts??"

It's a better question to ask why Obozo-lovers still think the guy is a superstar after failure after failure after failure. Good grief, NOTHING the idiot has promised materialized...not "Recovery Summer", not "unemployment kept below 8% if my plan is passed", not "transparency in government", not closing "Gitmo" (thank God there were some Dumbocrats smarter than Obozo who shut down that idiotic idea).

Really, HOW BAD does it have to get before Obozo-lovers get a dose of reality?? Does he have to waste ANOTHER FOUR TRILLION DOLLARS????
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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:15:45 PM

AmbuDriver,

I hope you wear a tuxedo..

If you are going to be impotent, you should look impotent!
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AmbuDriver
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:14:14 PM

nfldude said : "No need to go to rural CA those votes are impotent. "

You are so right! I live in the rural CA and my doctor said I am a very impotent guy... ;)
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:14:08 PM

So are the voters not very smart? Or what?
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Alfied
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:14:02 PM

Just wait.
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:13:00 PM

Gnusman53 said: "the GOP needs to be sent to electoral woodshed for a few decades so people will be able to clean up all their mess"

And just how does that happen? Does Obozo recklessly spend ANOTHER FOUR TRILLION DOLLARS on failed attempts to fix something that he blames on his predecessor?? And when you look at the root of the problem, it wasn't the GOP's mess to begin with - the Dumbocrats were primarily responsible for the subprime lending crisis that caused our economic meltdown. So far, Obozo's "fixes" have shown quite clearly how inept and clueless he is. He not only is incapable of cleaning up anyone else's mess, he's only capable of making a bigger mess out of everything he touches.
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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:12:34 PM

You can rewrite this article, substituting any of a number of things or "the price of gasoline" and it would be equally true.

* There is a curious relationship between a state's per capita income and presidential politics. The higher the income, the higher President Obama's prospects of winning that state.

* There is a curious relationship between a state's education level and presidential politics. The higher the education level, the higher President Obama's prospects of winning that state.

* There is a curious relationship between a state's population and presidential politics. The more populated the state, the higher President Obama's prospects of winning that state.
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JR57CA
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:10:37 PM

When will people get it. Obama has NOTHING to do with prices at the pump! if he places regulations on the industry, then MAYBE he has exerted some control. Other than regulating speculators and the industry itself, the President is powerless. FYI - Daddy Bush, therefore W by default, have a HUGE interest in Oil. They have interest in several oil companies. I know this first hand. Therefore, they have an huge financial interest to protect. How greedy do they have to be for the general public to recognize the problems rest with our biased legislation(s), lobbyists and greedy private industries which are holding the general public hostage?
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buffaloski
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:09:52 PM

Blind devotion
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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:08:05 PM

ILLEGALS VOTE IN CALIF? Really?

Oh, you heard that on fox news... so it must be true.

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:07:46 PM

All Dems? Big surprise.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:07:37 PM

seems nfldude proves my earlier posts (grin)
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:04:43 PM

Look at a County map for CA, vote is decided by libs in LA, San Fran. region, Sac., illegals in Imperial County and winos in Santa Barbara, Napa and Sonoma. No need to go to rural CA those votes are impotent.
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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:04:13 PM

Alaska has the lowest state tax on Gasoline...

Alaska produces more Oil than any other state...

Alaska is number 2 in average price per gallon.. Only Hawaii, that has to import everything is more.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:03:14 PM

Stop these Hatter articles! Why are these Haters so blind to the facts??
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:02:55 PM

Interesting corollaries!
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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:57:31 PM

esquared, that is because....

Not everyone is as mis-informed as the typical Gingrich voter..
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:57:12 PM

Sounds about right...and the most Oprah watchers too!
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:57:03 PM

Yep they have been around for all those years and look at their cost of everything the amount of tax they have on everything and their economy. They are broke and having riots in the streets because of the cut backs to everyone to get bailout money. Pensions cut up to 60% etc. Could you get by if your lost 60% or your pension? What scares me is more people want the nanny state. But that is because the current generation have gotten everything given to them and now want it to keep up.
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The answers to many of todays questions is to follow the money.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:56:36 PM

BTW..... McKeon is a joke.....
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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:56:26 PM

New York, has the highest State tax on gas... Calif and Conn are tied for second. Others in the top 10 Ill. Ind.

BTW.. Florida is in 10 place.New Jersey is 48th, just ahead of Wyoming in 49th
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esquared
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:55:04 PM

It's clear that voters are (wisely) considering much more than gasoline prices when they answer pollsters and/or when they vote in Republican primaries. How else to explain that the Speaker ("Newt Gingrich has promised $2.50 gasoline") has been able to muster wins in only two state primaries, both in his political backyard?
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:55:00 PM

And there is a reason for that special blend..... they didn't want to kill off their children and grandparents with pollution.
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:53:28 PM

Personally, I think all of the residents of the Capitol Building and the White House need a shakeup. Especially if they've been in office for more than a term or two. The position of your state/district's representative was never meant to be a career IMO.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:52:20 PM

I remember when the GOP had some people with working brains in it. Like Ike. Like William F. Buckley Jr. Like Barry Goldwater.

Now, all three of those dead leaders have more brains than the entire GOP combined now...... And a trillion times more ethics.
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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:51:07 PM

the article fails to point out that, in general, the states with the highest prices also have the highest income.

For example, Gas costs 10¢ a gallon more in NJ that it does in MS. However the average person in NJ has income twice that of the average person in MS.

So the 10¢ a gallon does not mean much.

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:50:18 PM

Took a trip to California and was amazed at the amount of tax on a gallon of gas. One of the big reasons gas is so high there. Then there is the cost of refining the special blend that the oil company are required to do for that state. All adds to the cost.
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gass12
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:50:12 PM

Did it take a 6 year old to fogure this out.
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Sounds like RVMAN has been drinking too much of his RV's blue kool-aid...... Heaven forbid facts would slip into the comment.
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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:48:15 PM

RVMANFL

hahaha..

Funny part is the countries of Europe have been around for THOUSANDS of years...

Maybe they know something we do not?
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:48:03 PM

i think that you have it backwards, Obama will probably lose the states with the highest gas prices. the GOP and speculation has driven the gas prices up hoping to get back in.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:47:06 PM

sorry pnivens....... If all the GOP can say is "drill baby drill" and give away billions to oil companies when they are the most profitable companies in the world........ the GOP has become functionally illiterate.
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OutI love the one word posts.. they add so much to the conversation.. don't they?
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He won't make it a second round!!!!!!!!
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