WORTHINGTON, OH--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - More than 8 in 10 (85.9%) Registered Voters say they are somewhat/very concerned that gas prices could double, according to the latest American Pulse™ Survey of 5,252 respondents. A vast majority of each party also thinks we should drill our own oil before buying from other countries:

Should we drill our own oil before we buy from others, such as Brazil?

    Voters Republicans   Democrats Independents
Yes, we need to drill            
 our own oil   78.9% 88.1%   72.8% 78.0%
No, we should buy from            
 others and save our oil   9.1% 5.3%   12.0% 9.4%
I don't know   12.0% 6.6%   15.1% 12.6%

Source: American Pulse™ Mar-11

73.2% of Registered Voters think it is not very or not at all wise to rely on other countries for our oil. 82.8% of Republicans, 74.2% of Independents and 65.2% of Democrats agree.

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Nearly 8 in 10 Voters (79.3%) are also somewhat/very worried about higher food prices, and most (68.7%) feel less wealthy than they did two years ago, likely a result of a cost of living increase. Voters have little faith that enough is being done to address this issue:

Percent Who Say the Following are Doing Enough to Address Cost of Living Being at an All-Time High

    Voters Republicans   Democrats Independents
House of Representatives   9.1% 11.7%   9.5% 6.6%
Senate   8.2% 7.2%   11.2% 5.7%
Obama Administration   16.1% 6.5%   27.9% 12.2%
Federal Reserve   10.7% 8.8%   14.1% 8.8%

Source: American Pulse™ Mar-11

Although the widest majorities agrees that these groups are not doing enough to lower the cost of living, the Obama Administration receives the most credit for addressing the issue, followed by the Federal Reserve.

With so much going wrong in the economy, does President Obama deserve to be reelected? 52.6% of Registered Voters don't think the president deserves to be reelected (28.1% think he does and 19.3% are neutral).

Voters did offer constructive criticism, though: 48.5% think President Obama should first deal with reducing unemployment, while only 1.1% thought his NCAA bracket was a top priority.

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American Pulse™
The American Pulse™ Survey is collected online by BIGresearch® twice a month exclusively utilizing SSI's U.S. panel covering topics such as politics, pop culture and the economy. 5,252 respondents participated in the 3rd March American Pulse conducted 3/28-3/30/2011. Margin of error is +/- 1.4%. www.bigresearch.com

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