Poll: Should oil investors shoulder most blame for high gas prices?

Fuel costs of greater concern than Afghanistan or global climate change

Who do you think is most responsible for high gas prices?

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Who’s to blame for rising gas prices?

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Nine in 10 likely voters feel responsibility for current retail gas prices falls on investors who speculate on oil prices, with six in 10 labeling the group as "very responsible" for the predicament, according to a recent IBOPE Zogby poll.

Oil companies (83 percent) are next in line for the blame, followed by Congress (75 percent) and President Obama (57 percent).

Voters are more concerned about rising gas prices than accomplishing the U.S. goals in Afghanistan (64 percent to 22 percent) and global climate change (64 percent to 28 percent), but are split on whether their future Social Security and Medicare benefits are of greater concern than the cost of fueling their vehicles (47 percent to 45 percent).

The IBOPE Zogby interactive poll of 2,020 likely voters, conducted from April 29 to May 2, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percent.

CLICK HERE for complete poll data from zogby.com

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