Gas prices are usually a big factor during an election year and they often affect the sitting president. But Professor Keith Boeckelman, with Western Illinois University, says the economy may be a bigger issue than the price at the pump during this election cycle. He says it's better for President Obama to have high gas prices and low unemployment when it comes to being reelected as opposed to the other way around.

Boeckelman says when it boils down to it, neither Obama nor the GOP candidates have much control over gas prices, despite the promises they make on the campaign trail.

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