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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 2, 2012 12:37:47 PM

Remember when the GOP hated the Reds.....Now they are them (grin)
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Gnusman53
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Riddle..... What is the opposite of the Greatest Generation??????Answer: The new and improved GOP (guffaw)
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 12:30:51 PM

Using the same flawed logic..... shows the GOP red states are filled with whiners about high gas prices when other people are paying much much more....

(grin)
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 12:26:54 PM

True.
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puinsai808
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:06:15 AM

Makes sense. Look at Hawaii's Government and the 'Worst Govenor in the US' label.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 2:09:09 AM

Follow high gasoline prices to Obama support; states with the most expensive solidly for pres?
There are high gas prices all over this country, not just in certain states. Time to show Barry the door!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 10:33:22 PM

"Voters are getting their wallets lifted at the pump regardless of their party," said Bob Mulholland, a California Democratic campaign strategist. "And people want to see someone in the ring with gloves fighting on behalf of consumers and car drivers."

The California News Service is a journalism project of the University of California Washington Center and the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. E-mail the California News Service at cns@ucdc.edu.
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gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 10:16:21 PM

That's just BS.
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Tucker16
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:39:28 PM

Boo.
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Reishman
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:26:19 PM

I wish Illinois was a GOP state, I hate the state of Chicago!
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91Hilux
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:24:53 PM

Not hard to imagine, and it has NOTHING to do with Obama:

a) Larger population areas with less "good old fashioned hard work" like farming and ranching tend to attract liberals with "white collar" jobs.
b) These areas become more crowded, and it drives up the cost of living
c) Higher cost of living results in higher costs for everything, including fuel.

It shows how uneducated the author is if they can't connect the dots.
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fenster66
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:23:32 PM

is there a message in this?
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seahawks
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:19:01 PM

there needs to be a change in 2012!!!
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djm5x9
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:14:05 PM

OK>
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djm5x9
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:13:19 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:13:08 PM

and?
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djm5x9
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:12:23 PM

OK.
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DriverofRed
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:11:23 PM

bullshit
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:10:30 PM

What a load of CRAP.
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cheap59
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:10:15 PM

Just came back from Florida to Michigan. The prices were cheapest in TN and OHIO.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:08:18 PM

ok
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jalan25
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:07:27 PM

So maybe gas prices aren't the big voter influence the media would make you believe.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:07:19 PM

boborobot has it right.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:07:13 PM

My grandfather called people of low intellect "chill skulls" so blue is the perfect color for states with a population of "Chill Skulls". And before some lib goes nuts, I have a child with autism but we still have a sense of humor even in the difficulty of it. Red States Rock!
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BigRedBus
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:07:02 PM

He wants change, he is going to get it come election time
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:05:46 PM

Big oil money goes to all parties.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:05:24 PM

duh
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:04:45 PM

Will see.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:04:26 PM

What a shock.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:01:59 PM

I don't vote for DICTATORS in the first place and that's all he is or ever will be.
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Can we survive another 4 years of change????
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 9:01:23 PM

idiots
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 8:59:11 PM

Really!
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we need change, sound familiar
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The oil companies run this country.
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you can make statistics say anything
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Hope & change, hope & change. I always hope things DON'T change. No matter who's in office MOST changes produce worsening conditions for those of us on the bottom.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 8:46:40 PM

There is some poetic justice here.

May their prices triple!

Naw, they will follow their leader regardless what it costs them or what it costs us all.

Green is red.
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hangupanddrive
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And it has taken until now for people to figure this out? They deserve what they got! Wake up!
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I need a vacation....where are my security detail and my personal 747.
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waynemustang
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Let the Obama supporters pay for their folly.
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thepi
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 8:41:21 PM

Didn't they always say the voters in those States were a little slow?
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Obama talks as if the Treasury department hands the oil co.s a check. They don't! They get deductions for equipment purchases the same way I do. I only employ 2 people. Oil and their related businesses employ 9,000,000!
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WHAT?
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 8:37:31 PM

hmmmm
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 8:35:39 PM

Article makes NO sense
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ghmortensen
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 8:33:47 PM

Serves them right. President Obama promised higher gas prices, and now they have them.
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Just what everybody needs - 4 more years of change. Is that what you really want?
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Remember to vote in November. New administration is needed.
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propaganda, probably paid for by Foster Frieze (?)
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