US energy price political rhetoric likely to heat up

06/07/2004
With motorists expected to pay higher gasoline prices this election year summer, US policymakers are looking to place blame.In the Republican-controlled Congress, House leaders are mulling the idea of holding an "energy week" starting June 7 as part of a media blitz to look active on an issue that recent polling suggests could hold some political sway on the presidential campaign trail.Faced with gasoline prices soaring to more than $2/gal, voters are most likely to say that US President George W. Bush's past associations with the oil industry are hurting consumers, said a Zogby America survey paid for by The Wilderness Society.In the survey, 57% of the voters polled said that the adm...
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