By Larry Kane
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There are Republican primary elections in Louisiana and Alabama Tuesday. Rick Santorum and Next Gingrich hope to pick up a few delegates in the traditionally conservative states.READ MORE: Mask Opt-Out Bill For Students Clears Pennsylvania Senate Committee
While they’re stumping on the campaign trail, a new survey shows that the high price of gasoline is taking its toll on President Obama’s hopes of re-election (see related story).
The CBS News national survey shows that money talks in an election year. Since the last survey, President Obama’s approval rating has dropped from 50 to 41 percent, a drop attributed to rising prices at the pump.READ MORE: Small Wins: Philadelphia Man Overcame Life Struggles To Become Face Of Clothing Brand
Fifty four percent believe strongly that the President can do a lot to hold down gas prices.
Meanwhile, his disapproval rate has gone up to 47-percent.
Head-to-head against the Republicans, he is only up three points over Mitt Romney, four points over Rick Santorum.MORE NEWS: Suspect Gilbert Newton III Testifies, Damning Texts Read During Trial In Murder Of Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey
One bright spot: the president has large leads over the Republicans among women voters.