in spite of the fact that there's no credible evidence of it. High prices equal gouging in the minds of many.
Even now, by historic standards the prices aren't that high.
too well as is becoming more apparent, despite their best efforts to blame it all on Bush, that Bush isn't the one to fault.
72% Say Gas Scalping Is Tied to Storm
Majority in Poll Blame Gouging on Government's Handling of Price Surge
By Richard Morin and Claudia Deane
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, September 4, 2005; Page A27
An overwhelming majority of Americans believe oil and gas companies are gouging consumers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina but offer mixed reviews of President Bush and the government's initial response to the deadly storm, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.