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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.

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