National Adults
What do you think is most to blame for the high cost of gas today:
President Obama and the Democrats U.S. oil companies The turmoil in the Middle East State and local taxes The Republicans in Congress Unsure
Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row %
National Adults 17% 31% 34% 4% 7% 7%
Registered Voters 19% 30% 36% 4% 5% 7%
Party Identification^ Democrat 3% 37% 42% 2% 9% 8%
Republican 33% 18% 34% 7% 1% 6%
Independent 20% 33% 31% 3% 5% 8%
Tea Party Supporters^ 42% 20% 25% 5% 2% 5%
Political Ideology^ Liberal 6% 35% 41% 4% 6% 8%
Moderate 11% 34% 39% 5% 4% 8%
Conservative 32% 23% 31% 4% 5% 5%
Region Northeast 15% 25% 38% 7% 9% 7%
Midwest 20% 34% 32% 4% 5% 5%
South 19% 29% 34% 3% 8% 7%
West 13% 35% 34% 3% 7% 8%
Income Less $50,000 14% 34% 31% 4% 10% 8%
$50,000 to just under $100,000 20% 26% 38% 3% 7% 6%
$100,000 or more 19% 31% 41% 6% 2% 2%
Education Not college graduate 16% 32% 33% 3% 9% 7%
College graduate 18% 29% 37% 5% 3% 7%
Age Under 45 11% 36% 36% 4% 9% 3%
45 or older 20% 28% 33% 4% 6% 9%
Age 18 to 29 6% 42% 35% 5% 11% 1%
30 to 44 16% 31% 37% 4% 7% 4%
45 to 59 18% 28% 37% 4% 7% 7%
60 or older 24% 28% 28% 3% 5% 12%
Race White 19% 30% 35% 3% 5% 7%
African American 4% 38% 30% 9% 11% 8%
Latino 13% 28% 36% 5% 11% 6%
Gender Men 17% 31% 34% 4% 7% 7%
Women 17% 31% 34% 4% 7% 7%
Interview Type Landline 18% 29% 35% 3% 7% 8%
Cell Phone 13% 37% 33% 6% 8% 4%
McClatchy-Marist Poll National Adults: Interviews conducted March 20th through 22nd, 2012, N=1080 MOE +/- 3.0 percentage points. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.
^National Registered Voters: N=846 MOE +/- 3.5 percentage points. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.