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Questions - Auto Bailouts - February 11-12, 2011

44% Less Likely To Buy GM Because of Bailout
52% Say GM Somewhat Likely to Repay Taxpayers
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted February 11-12, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Looking back, was it a good idea or a bad idea for the federal government to provide bailout funding for General Motors and Chrysler?

 

2* How likely is it that all the taxpayer money invested in General Motors and Chrysler will be repaid?

3* How confident are you that General Motors will still be in business 10 years from now?

4* Suppose GM remains in business but the taxpayer bailout is never fully repaid, is that good for the economy or bad for the economy?

 

5* Suppose GM remains in business and fully repays the taxpayer bailout, would you look more favorably on future bailouts or less favorably? Or would your view of bailouts be about the same?

 

6* Ford did not take any bailout funding from the government. Does this make you more or less likely to buy a car from Ford?

 

7* Have you, anyone in your family or any of your friends bought a car from Ford recently because it did not take a government bailout?

 

8* General Motors received a bailout from the government and then was taken over by the federal government. Does the fact that General Motors took a bailout make you more likely or less likely to buy a General Motors car?

 

9* Has the bailout and government takeover of General Motors caused you or anyone you know to avoid buying a General Motors car?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence