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52% Think Auto Bailouts Were A Good Idea

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Most voters continue to view the auto bailouts as a good move but now are evenly divided over them when told the government lost billions bailing out General Motors and Chrysler.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone report finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters think the bailouts of the auto industry were good for the United States. Thirty-six percent (36%) consider the bailouts bad for the country. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 8-9, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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