Election Results

I thought maybe it was my imagination, but it seemed to me that gas prices have spiked since election day. This chart from GasBuddy.com makes me think something changed on November 2nd. Coincidence?

Gas Prices Up Sharply After GOP Wins House

It’s also interesting to see what happened around the time of the 2008 election:

Gas Prices 2008-2010

Update: I just realized that the 2008 drop coincides with the Bush economic meltdown — how quickly we forget. That was probably a more significant factor than the election.