New poll, endorsements bolster Romney
April 17th, 2012
03:09 PM ET
2 years ago

New poll, endorsements bolster Romney

Washington (CNN) - A new poll Tuesday showed voters are willing to give Mitt Romney a fresh look now that he is the certain Republican presidential nominee, and the former Massachusetts governor picked up public backing from the top GOP leaders in the House and Senate.

The good news came as Romney's campaign offered a mild rebuke to right-wing rocker Ted Nugent's for his latest inflammatory rhetoric against President Barack Obama, seeking a middle ground between condoning divisive language and alienating conservatives who like Nugent's firebrand politics.

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Filed under: 2012 • gas prices • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. Rudy NYC

    We are paying almost the same price for gas that we were paying in 2008.

    Yet, the price of oil then was topping off at over $140 while today it is floating between $100 and $110.
    The demand for gas is down, and domestic oil production is up.

    But, the supply of gas is down. At the start of 2012, when the whole Keystone Pipeline argument started every news program, two major US gasoline refining plants were shut down putting a pinch on the refined gasoline supply and the price started to go up. Speculators took advantage of the specter of dwindling supplies, knowing the future price would be higher. Those refineries are still shut to the best of my knowledge.

    April 17, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  2. Matthew

    Go on wit your Badself Prez, next destoying the Bishops plan to have 100 % of the Keystone pipeline supply Leaving the country.

    April 17, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  3. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Obama's proposal would require traders to put up more of their own money for transactions.
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    Nice to see that Obama finally listened to Eric Bowling on the Fox News network. He's been saying this for a while.

    But you have to ask if one country can regulate an international market for oil. Will this do anything except drive people and companies off shore? Welcome to globalization.

    April 17, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  4. WiredweirdinSF

    Such pandering and class warfare the world has never seen as the words of hatred that drip from the mouth of the most inept, incompetent, corrupt union toady president we have ever had. And then CNN rather than report the gaffe he made during his speech in Cartagena concerning the Maldive Islands, covers it up (if it was a Republican or Bush, it would have been a Political Ticker story). Just like they and the rest of the liberal media are covering up the hypocrisy of Debbie Wasserman Schultz calling for the release of Romneys tax returns although she refuses to release hers.

    April 17, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. joe

    Speculators took advantage of the specter of dwindling supplies?? That's called a smart investment where I'm from.., a country that was built on smart investments..., until now.

    April 17, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Stop the Charade

    "Republicans voted to keep spending billions of Americans' hard-earned tax dollars on more unnecessary subsidies for big oil companies,"

    American's are not interested in facts, they would rather be led by their preconceptions and ignorance. Don't confuse them, Mr. President if they want to believe that you are sitting in the Oval Office with the power to control the price of gasoline, even if you have no motivation to prefer high gas prices and you would reap huge political dividends if you decided to lower the price.

    April 17, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. The REAL Truth.. (not the imposter)

    I have been saying for years that we are being GOUGED!! Pure and simple.
    Why is it that the price at the pump can go up 14 cents over-night, yet no NEW gas has been delivered to the station?? I'm paying 14 cents more for gas delivered previously.

    April 17, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  8. seebofubar

    I can't wait untill this pompus fool is gone! What an idiot this guy is.

    April 17, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. charlesName

    Just trying to make Obama look bad and think the American people are stupid. This is the kind of stuff romney and his big oil buddys are trying to do. But one thing we aren't stupid.

    April 17, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    joe wrote:

    Speculators took advantage of the specter of dwindling supplies?? That's called a smart investment where I'm from.., a country that was built on smart investments..., until now.
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    It would be a smart investment. My point was that the gasoline supply has been purposely pinched to drive up the price.

    April 17, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  11. ARALE NORIMAKI

    Oil companies are in the business for profit. Drilling for or refining more crude domestically won't do anything on the cost of gasoline.

    April 17, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Truth wrote:

    But you have to ask if one country can regulate an international market for oil. Will this do anything except drive people and companies off shore? Welcome to globalization.
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    Nope. It will drive the price down and buyers will come flocking.

    [Bloomberg is a Republican, BTW Thanks for the laugh.]

    April 17, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  13. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    So does Obama think he can regulate speculators around the world? And what about other commodities? Corn? Wheat?? Gold??? Silver???? I don't this will end up being anymore than what we have come to expect of Obama, pure campaign time smoke and mirrors.

    April 17, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    ARALE NORIMAKI

    Oil companies are in the business for profit. Drilling for or refining more crude domestically won't do anything on the cost of gasoline.
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    Correct. The supply of domestically refined gasoline and the demand for it is supposed to determine the prices. Speculators create an artificial demand for gasoline because they have no intention of ever accepting delivery on the futures they "buy".

    April 17, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |