With the presidential election just over a month away, there continues to be information that doesn't shed the full story on the relationship of gasoline prices and The White House. While many publications have cited gasoline prices during the current President's time in office, it hasn't often been cited with gas prices during the previous administration.

Either politician or any party may try to convince you that you either felt a ton of pain or very little pain at the pump during the past two presidents- but what's the truth- have you? Here's a chart to decide for yourself:
Comparing gas prices under Bush and Obama


How about some other statistics about the past two presidential terms that should help discredit less than honest politicians on both sides of the aisle:

Gasoline prices when Bush started his second term:
(2005 yearly average) $2.246
Gasoline prices when Obama started his first term:
(2009 yearly average) $2.342

National average 8/1/08-9/27/08, in run up to 2008 election: $3.744
National average 8/1/12-9/27/12, in run up to 2012 election: $3.754

National average 1/1/2005-12/31/2008 under Bush: $2.707
National average 1/1/2009-9/17/2012 under Obama: $3.070

The highest that the national average hit during each President's tenure:
Bush: $4.122, July 15, 2008 (all time record high)
Obama: $3.965, May 11, 2011

The lowest that the national average hit during each President's tenure:
Bush: $1.611, December 31, 2008
Obama: $1.817, January 24, 2009 (days after sworn in)

It all paints a picture that looks very similar under both the past two terms. Americans have been hit hard at the pump, and it hasn't mattered who's in office. So before you vote with the biased information that both sides put out, now you have a better idea at the bigger picture.