President Joe Biden has tried to distance himself from the high gas prices by blaming others, like Russia President Vladimir Putin and the US oil industry itself, but most voters aren’t buying his excuses.
That's according to Rasmussen Reports, which says "76% of Republicans think Biden bears most responsibility for higher fuel prices, as do 24% of Democrats and 54% of voters not affiliated with either major party."
Eighty-four (84%) of likely voters say they believe the rising price of gasoline, home heating oil and other petroleum based products is a "serious problem," including 61% who say it's a "very serious problem."
Only 15% of those polled said rising fuel prices were "not a serious problem."
The findings are basically unchanged since November.
Recent AAA national average of price per gallon in the U.S. stood at $4.141.
California was the state with the highest price of gas at $5.685 per gallon, while Georgia had the lowest price at $3.708.
See all 50 states' gas prices at the AAA website.
To see Rasmussen survey question wording, click here.
GEORGE fate Eady says
YES AMERICANS ARE MUCH SMARTER THAT THE DEMOCRATES THINK? THE GAS PERBLEM WAS HERE BEFOR THE WAR .IT STARTED WHEN THE DNC (TOOK ) CONTROL OF THE WHITE HOUSE. AND THEM DEMOCRATES ALWAYS BLAME EVERYONE BUT WHO IS RESPONCABLE (THEM )
Greg Hill says
I keep seeing signs like this that more and more people are beginning to wake up to the fact the problems we are facing today, with many more yet to come, are not just bad luck. They're not even just the consequence of bad judgement. They are deliberately planned and carried out by some of the most evil people who have ever walked on this planet, with Klaus Schuab as one of their most prominent spokespersons and with their sock-puppets like Trudeau and Macron now running governments all over the world . I hope it's not too much longer before there are enough of us that we can effectively do what this country's founders did when they threw off the yoke of the King of England and made personal liberty the law of the land.
Donald Turco says
What a short memory they all have. Biden actually ran on a platform of driving up oil prices to make EVs look more affordable. The ONLY problem is he's an inverted genius and his people didn't tell him that he would tank the economy if he did that. That's Important because Now nobody can afford overpriced EVs. An EV fill up is actually about $6.50 a gallon. They didn't tell you that either. Hey 80 million exactly what do you Know besides Mean tweets.