FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Americans' pain at the pump could translate to pain at the polls for President Obama come November.
The national average for gas now tops $3.80 a gallon.
According to AAA, gas prices are almost at - or above - $4 a gallon in nine states - plus the District of Columbia.
Hawaii has the nation's most expensive gasoline at $4.44 a gallon.
Wyoming has the cheapest gas prices at about $3.30 a gallon.
As history has shown time and again, rising gas prices usually wind up hurting the guy in the White House.
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows President Obama's ratings falling as gasoline prices rise.
The poll shows almost 2/3 of Americans say they disapprove of how the president is handling gas prices. That's the lowest rating he gets on any issue in this poll.
Also, most Americans say higher gas prices are already affecting their family finances.
And almost half say they think gas prices will keep going higher.
When it comes to the economy, 59% of Americans give the president negative ratings.
If gasoline prices continue their upward march they could impact the outcome of the election.
Exit polls from Super Tuesday showed almost 8 in 10 voters said rising gas prices were an important factor in their vote. And that's before summer driving season gets under way.
According to a recent Gallup Poll, Americans on average say gas prices of $5.30 to $5.35 per gallon would force major life changes.
Most Americans say they want the president and Congress to take action on rising gas prices.
Here’s my question to you: How much will rising gas prices affect your vote for president?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Tina in Wisconsin:
Of course not. If the president had control over gas prices, then they would never be over $2 a gallon in any election year!
Carol in Massachusetts:
I saw my first gas "line" this weekend. No, not like the 70's, but a long wait for cheapest gas in the 'hood. If this gets worse, it may make me annoyed enough to affect my vote
Don in St. Louis:
Not much. If a candidate is currently in office, I'm voting for someone else.
Jack, It’s never one thing but gas prices will be the last item on a long list of failures by this administration.
If I thought the president had any real control over gas prices, it might influence my vote. The politicians who claim they will bring back gasoline at 1980 prices are liars and fools.
Greg in Noonday, Texas:
Jack, If you do not have a job or a car, the high price of gasoline is a moot point. High gas prices will keep more poor people from voting than voter I.D. laws. What irony!
Ike in Georgia:
None. If this was the only issue a president faced during the next term, it would be very important. Jobs, wars, U.S. debt, education, immigration, the global economy, and my retirement benefits all precede gas prices.
Jack, Did you forget to mention that our dear leader, President Obama, and members of Congress threaten Iran on a daily basis?
Hawaii-Wyoming conspiracy. Is it no coincidence that Obama's home state has the highest price while Dick Cheney's has the lowest?