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Entries from October 2006

October Surprise?

October 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

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I was just a bit wary of politics at play when gasoline prices topped out over $3 a gallon during the summer, then dropped more than $1 this fall.

I find that I’m not alone in my mistrust. A nationwide USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted in late September found that 42 percent of Americans think “the Bush Administration has deliberately manipulated the price of gasoline so that it would decrease before this fall’s elections.”

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Tags: Elections · Internet · Journalism Ethics