Gasoline prices hit $3 a gallon for the first time in several years thanks to booming U.S. oil production, but this may not be good news for Democrats facing tough re-elections Tuesday.
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Political experts argue that low gas prices won’t help Democrats at the polls. A likely reason: Democrats have spent positioning themselves as anti-fossil fuels, they’re not getting credit (or even taking credit) for low gas prices.
“Low gas prices should help Democrats, but they’re not going to,” Mike McKenna, president of MRW Strategies, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The party has branded itself as opposed to fuels that people want to use.”