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Now to something that's emerging as a huge issue in the general election.
Energy and gasoline prices crude oil was up slightly today closing of 106 dollars 71 cents a barrel.
Gasoline bumped up about a half penny overnight the national average is up to three dollars 81 cents a gallon.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry reports as the prices go up the administration is in one sense retreating and trying to clarify.
With pressure building on President Obama over gasoline prices energy secretary Steven you back pedaled on its 2008 claimed he'd be good to see higher prices to wean Americans off fossil fuels are you saying that you no longer share that view that we need to figure out how to boost gasoline prices in America I no longer -- that -- In this economic very slow but but -- it counts.
It that we return.
That we need to we need to have these -- these -- well could -- well -- The comeback of our economy White House aides said the president did not urged you to backtrack -- noted the original comments were before choosing government.
There's been an attempt.
-- partisan largely partisan attempts to.
I'd take comments like that and -- and pretend that does.
Our policy when in fact the policy reflects on the contrary what the president and his aides are not mentioning is -- -- pounced on high gas prices in 2008.
Exxon's making forty million dollars a year and we're paying 350 for yes.
-- -- -- I don't take money from oil companies or Washington lobbyists.
And I won't let them block change anymore.
What has changed is the average price is now up to 381 and while the president keeps saying there's no silver bullet the public disagrees.
A new CBS news New York Times poll found.
54% of Americans believe gas prices are something a president can do a lot about.
Well Jay Carney had charged Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was lying for claiming he could bring gas down to 215 today there was a clarification.
And I said yesterday that anybody who.
Would be a liar and I and I should have gone motivations I should have said -- anybody says that doesn't always talking about leading Gingrich's team to claim their candidate has gotten inside the president said he believes in fantasyland where.
What companies like Solyndra somehow magically gonna solve things his answer in two speeches recently was algae.
You know resume drilling doesn't work but -- -- does.
But white I think feel good about a new National Journal poll showing that by twelve point margin Americans trust the president.
More they congressional Republicans on how to lower the price of gas -- -- Henry lot of north lawn.
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