Monday, October 02, 2006

Gas Prices Still an Issue?

Gas prices are dropping -- and Republican candidates for Congress are happy about that. But voters may not be. From today's New York Times:

A gallon of regular gas now averages $2.33, after rising above $3 in August. But given that even the current lower prices are higher than was common just a couple of years ago, the question of who will benefit politically from the drop is still hotly disputed.
Politicians may be out of touch with what average voters feel. Congressmen, for instance, make far more than the average American household -- and may not feel the pinch as much as their constituents still shelling out a huge share of their wages at the Shell station. (NYT)

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