Obama suggests low poll numbers due to high gas prices

The Hill's Jordan Fabian reported early this morning:

President Obama on Thursday suggested his lagging poll numbers are due to high gas prices around the nation. 

Speaking to supporters at his sixth fundraising event in California, Obama conceded that gas prices are having an effect on how people view his administration, but indicated he is prepared to weather the storm.

"My poll numbers go up and down depending on the latest crisis and right now gas prices are weighing heavily on people," he told a gathering of backers at a Los Angeles restaurant, according to a pool report.