Site for New Car Price Quotes and Car Buying Advice Reveals in Survey That Rising Gas Prices Will Have Major Impact on Votes

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A survey of 950 people by a car buying advice and new car price quote site reveals that rising gas prices will influence the majority of voters in the upcoming elections.

Rising gas prices will have a major influence on how Americans vote in upcoming elections, according to a new survey by car buying advice and new car price quote site

The survey was conducted as oil market analysts predicted an average U.S. gas price of over $3 per gallon by summer. Almost 70 percent (69.8 percent) of those surveyed said that the rising gas prices at the pump would have a "major impact" on how they cast their vote.

The survey also asked who respondents felt was "most responsible" for the current gas price. Politicians (30 percent) ranked second behind oil companies (45 percent), with twice as many people blaming their elected representatives as oil producing countries (15 percent) for the current situation. Only nine percent of those questioned said that drivers held the most responsibility for the rising gas prices.

Four out of five of those surveyed said they believed that legislative changes could impact gas prices, with 39 percent saying that limits on oil company profits would have greatest impact.

Presented with a range of options, 26 percent said more subsidies for alternative energy sources would have the biggest effect on prices while cutting tax on gas was chosen by 14 percent and boosting domestic oil production was the choice of 20 percent.

The survey was conducted among 950 users of the Web site, which provides competitive new vehicle price quotes and auto buying tips to 50,000 consumers a month. provides car buying advice and the latest car pricing news, new car reviews and an array of tools for the new and used car buyer. Users can request new car price quotes and receive the Buying Advice Team's Insider Report for New Car Buyers.

To read a full report on the survey and voters' opinions about rising gas prices, or for car buying advice and new car price quotes, visit

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