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General Motors Still a Giant?

48% View Automaker Favorably; Same Percentage Favors Foreign-Made Cars

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Discussions about a possible alliance among General Motors (GM), Nissan and Renault have ignited sparks among union leaders and elected officials in Michigan and cast a renewed focus on the state of America’s auto industry. The talks come at a time when 48% of Americans have a favorable opinion of General Motors. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 21% have an unfavorable opinion of the company. When asked about a General Motors merger with a foreign automaker, 39% believe it would help the help the quality of GM products, 28% think it would hurt and 16% say there would be no impact on quality.

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