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Will Forecast of Rising Gas Price Affect Presidential Race?

Kevin348 Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 2:41 PM
It would surprise, but not shock me to see Romney win CA. Obama is going to lose 45-50 states.

The Drudge Report is cheekily labeling an article about the outrageous gas prices and gas shortage in Southern California the "October Surprise." While it's unlikely even $4-$5 (and up) a gallon gas prices will turn Californians into Romney fans, CNBC is reporting that gas prices are likely to keep rising in October:

"It will only take another refinery issue and a bit more of geopolitical noise to have the first U.S. election at a US average gasoline price of $4 a gallon," says energy analyst Olivier Jakob of Petromatrix

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