October 13, 2006


The other day, I suggested at Magpie that there might be a connection between the way US gas prices have been dropping since early August and the GOP's sagging political fortunes. It turns out I'm not the only one who suspects that the oil companies might be manipulating gas prices to help Republican chances of keeping control of Congress in next month's elections.

ABC/WashPo poll numbers on gas prices

[Source: Washington Post/ABC News poll of 1204 adults, conducted 5 Oct to 8 Oct;
Graphic: Washington Post]

Of course, anyone who'd really believe in an oil company conspiracy is just paranoid, right?

Via Washington Post.

Posted by Magpie at October 13, 2006 11:07 AM | Energy | Technorati links |