The poll found that 78% of the respondents say they are currently paying more for a gallon of gas today compared to what they were paying six months ago.
84% of respondents also believe it’s likely gas prices at the pump will continue to increase over the next six months.
Of that 84%, 64% believe it will be ‘Very Likely’ they’ll be paying more at the gas pump in six months than they currently are now.
The poll was conducted between February 23-24 of 1,000 U.S. American adults.
The current average gas price in the U.S. stands at $3.728/gallon, according to AAA Gas Prices.
The average gas price a year ago was $2.737/gallon, according to AAA Gas Prices.
The current U.S. gas pump price is edging near the highest recorded average price of gas at $4.114 in 2008.
Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, believes that the national average gas price will hit $4/gallon by March 24.
Analysts believe that a major contributor to higher pump prices is due to Russian oil exports plunging due to financial and shipping sanctions.