Gas prices on Tuesday reached a record high for the seventeenth consecutive day, AAA data shows.
Soaring to nearly $5.02, gas prices have increased by over 55 cents in one month and more than doubled since former President Donald Trump left the White House.
President Biden has blamed the price hikes on the Ukrainian war. But data from GasBuddy shows gas prices were already well above $3.30 before Russia invaded Ukraine:
— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) March 10, 2022
Biden’s energy policies have contributed to the pain at the pump. Biden’s war on American energy includes driving up private and public financing costs of oil drilling, halting drilling on public lands, and canceling the Keystone pipeline.
Biden has made good on his 2020 campaign promise to wage war on American energy:
Biden is just keeping his promises. He wants to end oil and gas. He is okay with high gas prices. He said so. pic.twitter.com/k9LMYH44e2
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 13, 2022
According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), Americans will pay $450 more for gas in 2022 than they did last year on an inflation-adjusted basis.
With the midterm elections underway, Democrats have tried to direct Americans’ focus away from the high prices and toward their partisan January 6 committee. Americans are far more interested in the price of gas than the Democrats focus on the January 6 committee, according to the Republican National Committee’s snapshot of Google Trends:
Here is a Google Trends comparison for searches over the last four hours on the topics of January 6 (blue) and gasoline (red).
This tells you all you need to know. pic.twitter.com/O0CuJ1Znwu
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 13, 2022
Polling shows 40-year-high inflation and record-high gas prices will impact the midterm elections far more decisively than January 6. Only 50 percent of voters said January 6 would impact their vote in the midterms. Eighty percent said the same about inflation, and 74 percent said the same about gas prices.