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Funny, huh: Gasoline Prices Down in Battleground States

AmIBlue Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 10:09 AM
NOT DOWN IN MICHIGAN!! Romney & o are virtually 'tied' in the polls - does that 'qualify' as a 'battleground state' ? Obviously, NOT.
Red Spot in a Blue State Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 2:38 PM
I got gas in Michigan last week for $3.19. Two weeks ago it was $3.97. It's sure dropping where I live. Of course it's back up to $3.42 now. Can't let us idiots have a few extra pennies for too long.
TS8 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 2:04 PM
2 weeks ago in Michigan, cheap gas was 3.79. now it's 3.38. that's quite a drop.

Six months ago, we used Google's Fusion Tables to create interactive heat maps to visualize the actual price of a gallon of gasoline across the United States. We're updating that exercise today:

Average Price of a Gallon of Gasoline at the Pump

Our first chart visualizes the average price that consumers are paying per gallon of gasoline at the pump when they fill up their vehicle's gas tanks, as of when we sampled it on 21 October 2012 as recorded by GasBuddy: