POLL DU JOUR
86 percent of Americans expect gas prices to go up.
6 percent say prices will decrease; 5 percent say they will stay the same.
67 percent say high gas prices have caused “financial hardship” in their households.
38 percent say that hardship is “serious.”
37 percent of Republicans and 28 percent of Democrats agree.
54 percent overall say gas prices are something a president “can do a lot about.”
71 percent of Republicans and 42 percent of Democrats agree.
34 percent overall say the prices are “beyond any president’s control.”
43 percent of Democrats agree. Source: A CBS News poll of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted Feb. 24 to 27.