May 20th, 2008
11:14 PM ET
15 years ago

Oregon voters down on gas tax holiday


(CNN) - Two of three voters in Oregon's Democratic primary disagree with Hillary Clinton's call for a moratorium in the federal gasoline tax. Twenty-six percent of the voters in CNN's Oregon voter poll, conducted by phone, think suspending the gas tax is a good idea; they went for Clinton over Barack Obama 64 to 34 percent. Sixty-three percent think it's a bad idea to suspend the gas tax - those voters supported Obama 67 to 31 percent.

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soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. R Lowe

    Oregon for Obama!

    Yes we can!

    May 20, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  2. Anthony N Kentucky


    Hold ya horses OBAMA you aint going nowhere without Hillary supporters!

    May 20, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  3. David, Santa Rosa, CA

    Of course they disagree. Oregon tends to be a more educated population and know that the gas tax holiday won't work. This idea is just bad.

    May 20, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  4. Accountant Guy

    Good to see that the people of Oregon are educated enough to see through that kind of pandering.

    Obama '08

    May 20, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  5. kingsley

    PANDERING those percentage that liked the idea are the non educated voters. and with a state like oregan you shouldn't expect them to be as ignorant as west virginia and Ky. they maybe white but not stupid

    May 20, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  6. Scott C

    That's because they are smart and unlike Kentucky actually THINK about policy rather than accept what their candidate spoon feeds them... Like that she is ahead in popular vote.

    Obama is going to win...

    Now and in November.

    We NEED him as our next President.

    May 20, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  7. Hillary 2 Victory




    May 20, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  8. David PS

    About Kentucky... does this mean that, as Senator Clinton said about North Carolina voters... that Kentucky voters are "just as uneducated?"

    Please let me know.

    May 20, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  9. Chris in Va.

    Well Senators Clinton and McCain, you have six days to enact your "Gas Tax Holiday". Either you were shamelessly pandering (lying) to the Ameriacan people or you are a miracle worker and will get it done. Which is it?

    May 20, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  10. R. Brown

    Smart people. A fool can see that gimmick with blinders on drunk in a blackout in the middle of traffic on I-95 in a snow storm blizzard walking on stilts carrying 4 bags of bricks by their teeth.

    May 20, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  11. Daniel

    No surprise here. They even said on CNN that the majority of the people in Oregon are well-educated. They know political pandering when they see it.
    Too bad 26% of the people surveyed don't know any better......
    no wonder they voted for Clinton.

    Obama 08! Keeping it honest!

    May 20, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  12. CA Independent Chris

    It was never a serious proposal in the first place, just a gimmick to con ignorant, backwoods hicks. Shameful.

    May 20, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  13. Theo In San Bruno

    The amazing thing about America is how it is so diverse. People in Oregon are educated and have a brain when it comes to policy and the lies Hillary Clinton is feeding to the people in West Virgina and Kentucky who fall for her spin and BS doesn't work for on them.

    It's a little sad how Hillary has to pander to the uneducated Americans and race-bait and they fall for it. Thank GOD Kentucky and West Virgina do not represent the majority of Americans. Almost 70% of Oregonians know the gas tax holiday is a total sham.

    Thank You Oregon!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  14. hillary hater

    it was just for polotic calculation. She is a liar and deserves to be sent home

    May 20, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  15. Dee

    More than 75,000 people show up for a Obama speech – WOW
    He wins 83% off the white vote – AMAZING !
    Obama wins the Oregon primary – TERRIFIC !!
    Obama gets the Democratic nominee for President – PRICELESS !!!

    May 20, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  16. No.Cal. for Obama

    Thank you Oregon. Also thank you to those people of Kentucky who voted for Obama as well. I am so glad we are almost there. Again, thank you to all those who supported Sen. Obama in spite of all the negative coverage he has received from the press.

    On another note. To ALL the HRC supporters who WILL NOT vote for Obama-then do what you think you need to. Obama's future is bright and if you think we will ALL rally around HRC in '2012 you are REALLY uneducated.

    May 20, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  17. The Truth

    Because it is a gimmick and they realized it.

    Democrats '08

    May 20, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  18. mmartin arkansaw

    of course .oregonians are smart....

    May 20, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  19. James

    They are educated. That's the difference between Ky, WV, and Oregon

    May 20, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  20. Chris

    Well, clearly the smarter voters are in Oregon.

    May 20, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  21. David

    gas tax is a horrible idea. 300,000 jobs lost means atleast 200,000 homes forclosed on. Answer that question if you still want the gas tax. That on top of roads not work is the end of the end

    May 20, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  22. Marcia

    Of course the idea for a gas tax holiday is foolish. In most states and federal budgets, the gas tax is specifically earmarked for maintenance and repair of roads. Where do the politicians think we will get the money for these roads? Continue raiding social security, maybe. Or perhaps, just close all roads? The people calling for a gas tax holiday are being penny-wise and dollar-foolish.

    May 20, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  23. hrc supporter

    her support for gas tax holiday isnt a bad idea, people go from one block to another in search for the cheapest gas that will only save them maybe 8 to 10 cents a gallon, but yet her support for gas tax is considered political pandering.

    May 20, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  24. JamesAAMale

    Thought you people were so educated. If we just put a scare to the oil investers, and start taxing them, that will send them a clear signal and drop the value of oil.

    But then again, why would you college educated folks want that? You must have investments in oil, you are the very ones reaping off the backs of the hard working folks.

    May 20, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  25. stop the madness

    Remember these are NOT the backwooded slow gullible people of Ky & WV.

    May 20, 2008 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
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