Claim: “Gas prices continue to rise.”
Ad(s): Basketball (60 sec.)
Sponsor(s): Crossroads GPS
Air Dates: May 23 – Jun. 15, 2012
Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $276,292 ($1,381,463 Total)
Markets: Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Charlotesville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus (OH), Davenport, Dayton, Des Moines, Erie, Flint, Ft.Meyers, Grand Junction, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Greenville (NC), Greenville (SC), Harrisburg, Jacksonville, Johnstown, Lansing, Las Vegas, Lima, Mobile, Norfolk, Omaha, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Raleigh, Roanoke, Sioux City, Tampa, Toledo, Traverse City, Tri-Cities, Washington D.C., West Palm Beach, Wilmington, Youngstown, Manchester (NH), Reno, Wilkes Barre, Richmond
Factcheck.org Summary: This false claim is made in a fake newspaper headline that appears on screen. The truth is that gasoline prices have been dropping lately. In fact, the national average price for regular gasoline hasn’t been as high at any time under Obama as it was briefly under Bush, when it topped $4 a gallon for six weeks in the summer of 2008. Click here to read more
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