Gas Prices and the Election

Noticed this on Reddit:

Record drop in gas prices, and right before the election no less. Remind you of 2004 & 2006? It should.

I’ve noted this claim about how gas price manipulation won Bush the election in 2004 before. Here’s the graph:

Click for closer look. Data from

For the record, I haven’t looked at gas prices before the 2006 election.


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