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45% Think Auto Bailouts Were Good for U.S.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

More voters now believe the federal bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler were good for the country, even knowing the government lost money on them.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters consider the bailouts of the auto industry good for the United States, up six points from November’s all-time low and the most positive assessment in over a year. Thirty-five percent (35%) now say, looking back, the auto bailouts were bad for the country, the lowest since December 2012. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 22-23, 2014 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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