More than 300 readers responded to the recent Brazil Times' online poll.
The Times' asked its readers, "Do you believe gasoline prices will exceed $5 before the end of summer?"
Readers were given options of yes prices would increase or no they would not.
Of the 344 readers that responded to the poll, 258 (75 percent) believed prices would exceed $5 while only 86 readers (25 percent) said no.
A total of 16 readers also commented regarding the poll question.
One reader said, "It's ridiculous, but yeah. You know, Bush's family is in the oil business. He's about to be out of office. What do you think? My question is, why would people think that a guy who can't even keep his own business going could run an entire country without screwing it up?"
Another reader stated, "Gas prices will keep on getting higher. Before long, we will be seeing $7 to $10. I myself will have to quit my job and stay home and hope my husband's work holds out," while another reader said, "The good thing about high gas prices is that we, as consumers, are more aware of our wasteful habits. If prices ever return to normal, the US will be more educated about gasoline conservation and we'll have more fuel-efficient cars on the road, further decreasing our dependence on foreign oil."
Another reader stated, "You bet! I know what I'm going to do with my left over dollar from my next fill up. Instead of a lottery ticket, I'm going to buy some stock in the oil companies. Seems to be a better bet than the lottery. What do you think?"
The Times' current poll question is, "Are you looking forward to the annual Fourth of July Festival?"
Readers are given three options to choose from, including:
* I can't wait for the festivities to begin,
* I'm sort of looking forward to it, or
* No thanks. I'll pass.
As always, readers are given the option to comment on the poll.
Do you believe gasoline prices will exceed $5 before the end of summer?
* Yes -- 75 percent (258 voters),
* No -- 25 percent (86 voters)