Tags: obama | gas | prices | pr

Obama’s PR Effort on Gas Prices Fails

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 12:33 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The White House’s attempt to protect President Barack Obama from the political impact of rising gasoline prices has fallen short. Gas prices now average $3.80 a gallon, about double the level they stood at when Obama entered the White House in 2009.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Monday shows that 65 percent of Americans are disappointed with Obama’s handling of the gas price increase. The president rushed to correct that, appearing for interviews on local TV stations in the politically important cities of Cincinnati, Denver, Des Moines, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Pittsburgh, Politico reports.

But there is no sign that will do anything to improve Obama’s standing on the issue. The White House has continually argued that oil prices are set largely overseas, that domestic oil production is on the rise, and that drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and building the Keystone XL pipeline don’t offer a panacea.

Former Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., who backs Santorum, thinks the GOP has found a "ticking time bomb" to lob at Obama and his fellow Democrats. "They [Republican presidential candidates] are setting up a contrast," he told Politico. "The eventual nominee will benefit from it."


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NSA Director Says Snowden Hasn't Hurt Agency's Work

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 09:55 AM

Edward Snowden's leaks of highly classified information about U.S. spy programs at home and abroad have not compromised  . . .

Report: Health Risks High to Child Tobacco Workers

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 07:40 AM

Many children are spending their summer holidays working in tobacco fields where the hours are long and the dangers of e . . .

Anheuser-Busch to NFL: This Bud's Not for You

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 07:27 AM

NFL mega-advertiser Anheuser-Busch says it remains "disappointed" with how the league has dealt with a rash of domestic  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved