Democrats vs. Republicans – Gas Prices of the Last 100 Years

The high price of gas has been a big topic in the 2012 election. With both parties pointing the finger at each other for the rising cost of a gallon of gas, we wanted to know, “Have gas prices traditionally been higher under Democratic or Republican presidents?” We’ve put together this infographic to take a look at every presidential term in the last century, note the actual price paid for a gallon of gas, and what the price would be fixed for 2012 inflation. We’ve also taken note of any major world event that might have affected the price of oil during that president’s term. Each price listed is an average for the length of that president’s term. What do you think?

The Price of Gasoline Infographic


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