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Online poll: Gas prices have readers thinking staycations again

Metro Vancouver gas prices hit $2.33 a liter on Monday

Forget about those long summer road trips.

That’s what our latest online poll suggests that asked readers about the continuing soaring prices at the gas pumps that hit a record $2.33 a litre on Monday with no signs of slowing down.

From May 11 to May 16, we asked readers “Will the high gas prices have an impact on your summer travel plans?”

We received 358 responses, including 160 from within the Delta community.

Over 66 percent of the total vote said “Yes” to changing their summer travel plans, while 34 still plan to proceed.

Results are based on an online study of adult Delta Optimist readers that are located in Ladner. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 5.14%, 19 times out of 20.

Delta Optimist uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.

Visit to participate in our next online poll.