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. Chris

    To what are they referring? What did she do to attack unfairly?

    May 20, 2008 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  2. Oregon Democrat

    Way to go fellow Oregonians, you have seen through that political scam. Obama has done a good job at staffing expert advisers, something I wish this current administration would understand.

    May 20, 2008 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  3. May

    You all cry about someone helping you and when one does have the guts to stand up for you, you suddenly backed off and say "that is not a good idea". Yet all of you are crying about gas prices. I never see a set of dumb idiots in all my life. You all are so stupid it makes me sick. At the same time, you said you are well educated. Doesn't it make sense to give you idiots a break on gas prices while searching for a permanent solution? Or you think as usual it is a bad idea because Hillary, a woman brought it up first. You Obamabots are either stupid or you all had been hypnotized and walking around in a daze.

    May 20, 2008 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  4. JOHN


    May 21, 2008 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  5. Crush Rush

    They know when they are getting blackmailed by big oil.The companies need to be Regulated or Nationalized.This congess doesnt have the guts or the numbers to do it at this point.

    May 21, 2008 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  6. TJ

    Because people of Oregon are intelligent! Anyone can see what a dumb idea that gas tax holiday is!

    May 21, 2008 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  7. Sherri

    It's great to see that the people of Oregon think! The Gas Tax Holiday is a most ridiculous idea. Thank you, Oregon!

    Go Obama!

    May 21, 2008 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  8. Viva Obama 08

    Yes we can. Obama/Hillary 08 for President. We need a nominee right away to compete against McCain.

    May 21, 2008 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  9. HOPE! hope! HoPe!

    obama 08!

    May 21, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  10. Proud American

    Thats right a total waste of our time and money. Its like putting a band-aid on an open artery. We need real solutions not silly patch work.

    May 21, 2008 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  11. same ppl=same idea. new folks = change

    thank you oregon for noticable th dirty politics clinton was trying to play on you just to get your votes.

    May 21, 2008 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  12. Chuck, Democrats United We Stand

    I always knew Oregonians were smart enough to see through that one. This only confirms it.

    May 21, 2008 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  13. different result in West Virginia

    I bet a majority of voters in WV will approve the gas tax holiday, simply because they are uneducated, blue collar, and old

    May 21, 2008 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  14. mya, Obama

    Good for you OR, it's only a gimmick anyway!

    May 21, 2008 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  15. Blaqwolf YO,Oh.

    Good. People, it's time to think about green energy. Develope a wind farm in the center of the States. And a solar farm in the west. This is free "Green Juice" to help power our nation. These fuel prices will only get worse with time. There was only so many dinosaurs in the world to make up this fossil fuel we have now. I have a four year old little girl. It's time to think about the future now. Before it's to late.

    May 21, 2008 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  16. Lisa

    Of course they think its a bad idea. The majority have college educations and know a bit about economics. She can't pull that stunt on them like she can the uneducated (her words, not mine) voters in KY and W VA.

    May 21, 2008 12:50 am at 12:50 am |

    they can't do a gas tax ho;iday until they are in office.
    it is sheer nonsence

    May 21, 2008 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  18. philly phil

    another "well, duh" moment: educated voters actually THINK before they vote.

    May 21, 2008 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  19. Sebastian

    It was empty rethoric from Mrs. Clinton.

    I don't believe she did any "heavy lifting" to make this idea a plausible reality. Or did she?

    May 21, 2008 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  20. Niccole Van Benschoten

    We are true pioneers in Oregon and vote for the person we believe capable of doing the JOB. I was one of the 67% who voted for Obama.

    This country needs change and he is the man who will attempt to do it.
    Clinton needs to take her pit-bull teeth out of the election and let us take on the Neo Republicans down NOW!

    Give it up girl,

    Devoted Democrat

    May 21, 2008 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  21. Charley

    I guess that strategy didn't hold water for Clinton..

    Go Obama '08..

    May 21, 2008 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  22. Mikey

    I guess their votes could not be bought for $28. Of course, in WV Hillary "misspoke" that figure up to $70.

    May 21, 2008 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  23. Anonymous

    ya, maybe because Oregon dont have to pay taxes.

    May 21, 2008 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  24. goawaymongers

    The good people of Oregon (a beautiful State!) are knowledgable and politically aware. They have proven this time and again.
    Thank you Oregon, and on to VICTORY in November!

    May 21, 2008 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  25. Dave from Florida

    Thank you Oregon!!!

    At least we have educated voters who know that Barack Obama is the best candidate to bring the real change that the country needs. We all should know that the gas tax holiday is just a " gimmick " and would cost us 300,000 in lost jobs.

    REAL CHANGE IN 2008!!!

    Bush III ( John McCain ) had 118 Washington lobbyists working in key positions in his campaign until he let 5 go this past week, he has only 113 more to get rid of. Voted against equal pay for women, against Roe V.Wade, has flip flopped on the Bush tax cuts, McCain-Feingold, and numerous other issues. Within 6 months if he's elected, We'll be in a war with Iran, and we'll be paying $10.00 a gallon for gas.

    The voters of Oregon are TRUE Democrats, and the voters of WV and Kentucky......I'll let you draw your own conclusions.

    Obama 08!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
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