WASHINGTON (CNN) – As gas prices hit $3 a gallon, a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll shows high gas prices are hurting a majority of Americans.
The new poll results may be an indication of what Americans will focus on for the 2008 presidential election.
Sixty three percent of Americans say the high gas prices are a hardship for their families with 37 percent saying it is not
“What we saw yesterday is the economy has jumped to the top of the list of most important problems, beating Iraq by a point,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Clearly gas prices have a great deal to do with that.”
The poll was conducted on November 2 -4 and included 1,024 adults with a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.
- CNN Political Producer Xuan Thai