The average price of gasoline soared to $5 a gallon for the first time according to CNN.
CNN used data from AAA in its report.
The story notes gasoline prices have been soaring over the last two months and the prices have gone up 15 days in a row.
It appears $5 a gallon is not the end and gasoline could reach $6 a gallon as summer driving boosts demand.
US gas prices hit an average $5 per gallon for first time, setting the 31st record in 33 days https://t.co/448Hi3QAUE
— CNN (@CNN) June 11, 2022
The high gasoline prices are forcing Americans to change their behavior.
A Rasmussen Reports poll found, “57% of American Adults say the rising price of gasoline has affected their vacation plans for this summer.”
ABC 13 in Houston reports:
Facing low poll numbers due to inflation and high gas prices, President Biden tried to relate to Americans dealing with gas station sticker shock by falsely claiming his family struggled with gasoline prices during his youth.
Biden: "I was raised in a household when the price of gasoline rose precipitously, it was the discussion at the table."
That isn't true. Gas prices were essentially flat for Biden's entire childhood. pic.twitter.com/M89QI0civm
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 10, 2022
The fact is Biden contributed to the high gas prices because his energy policy is focused on reducing domestic production of oil and natural gas while pushing the use of electric vehicles.
Outrageous gas prices will play a big role in the upcoming midterm elections.