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Poll: 2/3s ‘Concerned’ re: Gas Prices

Item: Two-thirds 'very concerned' about rising gasoline prices/Rochester Business Journal

More Info: New York last week joined the growing list of states where the average price of self-serve regular gasoline has topped $4 a gallon. The national average has reached $3.86 a gallon—up 32 cents over the past five weeks. Two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll said they were very concerned about the impact of rising gasoline prices on their businesses, and 27 percent more chose “somewhat concerned” as their answer.

Question: In my interview with U.S. Sen. Jim Risch this morning, he said gas prices are an Achilles heel for President Barack Obama. And that the president is tone deaf to the outcry of concerned consumers. Do you think the president is doing enough to address this emergency?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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