Ele­vat­ed gas prices pose the lat­est polit­i­cal prob­lem for Biden

Elevated gas prices pose the latest political problem for Biden

Ris­ing gas prices that hit a new mile­stone are rankling Pres­i­dent Joe Biden‘s 2024 elec­tion chances when the Demo­c­rat is already suf­fer­ing from his­tor­i­cal­ly low approval rat­ings.
Costs at the pump have been ris­ing for months, with the nation­al aver­age climb­ing to $3.47 on Mon­day, accord­ing to AAA. That lev­el rep­re­sents the first time the year-over-year change in gas prices has increased since Decem­ber of last year.
Much like prices at the gro­cery store that have been stub­born­ly high due to infla­tion, costs to fill up a tank of gas are dai­ly reminders shap­ing how vot­ers see the econ­o­my.
Biden cam­paign offi­cials down­played the cur­rent cost of gas, sug­gest­ing that the pres­i­dent will have plen­ty of time to sell vot­ers on his agen­da ahead of the elec­tion in Novem­ber.
White House offi­cials also main­tain that Biden and the admin­is­tra­tion are “always …