Polls Show Americans Blame Putin for Gas Prices
Gas prices have been rising ever since Biden took office. Despite this, many Americans blame Russia for increased prices, not Biden.
From Daily Caller. President Joe Biden and Democrats’ attempt to blame the nationwide gasoline price hike on Russia appears to be working, according to the latest polling data.
The majority of Americans surveyed primarily pinned high gasoline prices on Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the poll released Sunday by ABC News. A whopping 71% of respondents blamed Putin “a great deal” for the high costs at the pump while another 68% blamed Big Oil for the prices, echoing another Democratic talking point….
The Department of Labor reported Tuesday that total inflation hit 8.5% in March, a new 40-year high. Excluding volatile energy and food prices, inflation still soared 6.5%, the quickest pace since 1982.
But the White House has repeatedly pointed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which disrupted global energy markets dominated by Russian supplies gasoline prices, for the high prices. Pump prices hit record highs in March after the invasion….
Russian oil and petroleum imports represented just 2% of total U.S. supplies in 2021, according to Energy Information Administration data.
Democrats have also blamed Big Oil for the surge in price, pushing a debunked argument that companies are purposely not producing more energy to force consumer gas prices higher and reap the windfall profits….
What do you think is behind the high gas prices?
(Excerpt from Daily Caller. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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