A new McClatchy-Marist poll asks about the impact of high prices at the pump and the U.S.

involvement in the Libyan crisis. • Have you changed driving habits because of high gas prices? Yes No

High gas prices changing habits

55%

45%

• What is most to blame for the high cost of gas? Turmoil in Middle East U.S. oil companies

36%

President Obama, Democrats Republicans in Congress
State, local taxes: 3%; unsure: 10%

34%

11%

7%

• How President Obama is handling the Libya situation Approve

Disapprove
Unsure: 10%

44% 46%

• Do you have a clear idea of what the U.S. is trying to do in Libya? Yes No
Unsure: 1%

42% 57%

Source: McClatchy-Marist poll of 1,274 adults, April 10-14, 2011; margin of error: +/-3 percentage points Graphic: Judy Treible © 2011 MCT

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