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Questions - Impact of Auto Bailouts on Car Purchases - October 4-5, 2012

Ford Remains Far More Popular Than GM, Chrysler
57% Are More Likely to Buy A Ford Because Of the GM Bailout
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted October 4-5, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of General Motors?

 

2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Chrysler?

 

3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Ford?

 

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

 

5* Generally speaking, would it have been better for the automobile business in the long-term if one of the big three went out of business?

 

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