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Avg Gas Price Jumps to More than $4

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A recent poll revealed 71 percent of Americans say fuel prices will cause some hardship for them and their families, and 41 percent call it a serious hardship.
Jessica Jordan
A recent poll revealed 71 percent of Americans say fuel prices will cause some hardship for them and their families, and 41 percent call it a serious hardship.

"I was shocked when I pulled in," says driver Tracy Lorance. "I was like oh my god, $4.27. It makes me want to drive less."

She says it once cost her just $30 to fill up. Now, she shells out more than $50.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says Metro-area motorists spend more than 31 cents more per gallon now than they did a month ago.

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