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Questions - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - November 16-17, 2011

73% Think Most Bailout Money Went To Those Who Caused Economic Crisis
77% Have Unfavorable Opinion of Freddie Mac, 73% Say Same of Fannie Mae
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted November 16-17, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news reports about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

2* Who benefited more from the government bailouts of the financial industry – Wall Street or the average U.S. taxpayer?

3* Did most of the bailout money go to the people who created the economic crisis?

4* Has the federal government been aggressive enough in pursuing possible criminal behavior by major Wall Street bankers? 

5* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Fannie Mae?

6* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Freddie Mac?

7* Does the federal government own Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

8* Do Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make money or do they require ongoing federal subsidies to stay in business?

9* The federal government guarantees mortgages for low-income homeowners, including some who could not qualify for a mortgage without the government backing. Should the federal government be primarily concerned with making it possible for more people to own a home or should it be primarily concerned that the only people who can get a mortgage are those that can afford to pay it back?

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