Pitney on Republicans Using Gas Prices Against Democrats

Professor Pitney was recently quoted in an article in the Lancaster Eagle Gazette of Central Ohio. The subject of the article was whether Republicans can use high gas prices as an attack on Democrats during Congressional campaigns this year. Pitney doubts they will have much affect on Congressional Democrats:

“There are limits on the strategy, and the main limit is that the president, who in this case is a Republican, is the blame magnet on gas prices,” said Jack Pitney, a political scientist at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California. “When things go wrong with the economy, people look to the White House, not Capitol Hill.”

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