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White House rhetoric blaming Putin and oil companies for gas prices is working

The White House has been repeating a mantra that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the oil companies are to blame for high gas prices. And lo and behold, Americans blame them the most, according to a new poll by ABC News:

In the ABC News/Ipsos poll, which was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’ KnowledgePanel, more than two-thirds of Americans blamed Putin (71%) and oil companies (68%) a “great deal” or a “good amount” for the increases in gas prices.

This comes the same week oil company executives were grilled by lawmakers about the skyrocketing gas prices, which have been declining in recent days.

Putin is partially to blame for only the most recent gas price increases. The cost at the pump was already high before he began his invasion.

Nevertheless, the rhetoric is not working perfectly. Many also blame Biden.

Although the public appears open to Democratic arguments, they are more likely to place a “great deal” or a “good amount” of blame for the price increases on Democratic party policies (52%) and Biden (51%) than on Republican party policies (33%) and former President Donald Trump (24%). A strong majority of Americans (68%) also disapproves of the way Biden is handling gas prices.

2 thoughts on “White House rhetoric blaming Putin and oil companies for gas prices is working”

  1. I saw that poll the other day and thought the same thing, that their propaganda is working and that’s why Biden, Psaki, and the entire administration keep spouting their lies blaming Putin for the high gas prices and inflation that actually started over a year ago and has been steadily rising every month since then.

    But, then I saw the info about this sample group for the poll. They only surveyed a small group of “adults”, not registered voters or likely voters. Plus, the margin of error is kind of high. Let’s not forget how ABC has rigged their polls in the last two presidential election cycles to get the results they desire.

    From the info at the bottom of the linked ABC article:

    “… a random national sample of 530 adults. Results have a margin of sampling error of 4.9 points, including the design effect. Partisan divisions are 27-26-40%, Democrats-Republicans-independents.”

  2. I believe these polls about as much as I believe in the tooth fairy. Unless you are part of the anti-American demorat faithful cadre, most thinking Americans put the blame squarely on the mentally deficient resident in the White House. Wish that bird had scored a big nasty hit on the moron’s head, but it still was a good metaphor for what he/it is doing to our country.

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