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Gas prices rise second straight week as Biden’s job approval rating remains low

Gas is approaching it's most expensive prices in a year after OPEC+ slashed oil production.

Published: April 14, 2023 3:17pm

Updated: April 14, 2023 3:26pm

U.S. gas prices are trending back toward a single-year high as more Americans continue to give President Biden low approval rating.

On Friday, two weeks after OPEC+ significantly cut oil production, the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates the national average gas price is $3.66 a gallon – up nearly two cents from Thursday and eight cents from last week.

Within the past month, the national average has increased by 20 cents, which appears to show a trend in which Americans could see prices at the pump return to the $4.07 high from a year ago. 

The steady increase in gas prices this past month have coincided with Biden's consistently low job approval rating.

His approval dropped to 38% in March, from 45% in February, according to a recent AP/NORC. His number on the economy was 31%.

The FiveThirtyEight tracker poll shows Biden's approval rating as of Friday at 43.2%, down from its highest of 53% in January 2021.

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