Unhappy Public Not Sure Who to Blame for High Gas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Some families are canceling vacations while others are buying their gas a gallon at a time.

From all corners of the country, Americans of all kinds are irritated these days by record-high fuel prices. Fill-ups have soared above $4 a gallon in some states and could top $5 by summer.

The cost is becoming a political issue just as the presidential campaign kicks into high gear.

A Gallup poll this month found 85 percent of U.S. adults believe the president and Congress should take immediate actions to try to control the rising price of gas.

Meanwhile, fishermen from Maine to Louisiana say they are watching their profits burn up along with their boats' gasoline.

Building contractors, tour boat operators and others say they are passing the cost on to consumers.

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