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What Do High Gas Prices Mean for the 2012 Election?




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Michael Levi
March 7, 2012

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Pundits love to talk about how gasoline prices might influence the upcoming presidential election. So it might surprise people to know that political scientists have spent precious little time investigating the relationship between oil and electoral outcomes. The first step in getting our arms around how pain at the pump might play at the ballot box is to pull together some good data. Trevor Houser has done us the favor of delivering just that.

In a new research note published today, Trevor breaks down the gasoline picture state by state, and asks the gas price question three different ways. The first is the obvious one: how

You can read the rest of this article at:: http://blogs.cfr.org/levi/2012/03/07/what-do-high-gas-prices-mean-for-the-2012-election/

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