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Toplines - Cash for Clunkers - August 2-3, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted August 2-3, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Have you read, seen or heard anything about the “cash for clunkers” program that gives a cash incentive for people to trade in their old cars for newer models?

89% Yes
8% No
3% Not sure

2* Was the “cash for clunkers” program a good idea or a bad idea?

44% Good idea
38% Bad idea

18% Not sure

3* The government initially planned to spend $950 million on the cash for clunkers program. That money has run out. Should Congress authorize additional funds to keep the program going or should it be cancelled?

33% Congress should authorize additional funds
54% Program should be cancelled
13% Not sure

4* How likely is it that new car sales next year will be hurt by the “cash for clunkers” program?

26% Very likely

27% Somewhat likely

30% Not very likely

7% Not at all likely

11% Not sure

5* How likely are you or someone in your family to try to buy a new car using the “cash for clunkers” plan?

8% Very likely

12% Somewhat likely

41% Not very likely

35% Not at all likely

3% Not sure

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