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Toplines - Cash For Clunkers - June 16-17, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted June 16-17, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* A proposed cash for clunkers plan would encourage people to trade in older cars for new models that get better gas mileage. People who trade in their old cars would receive up to $4,500 from the government. The plan would cost the government up to $4 billion. Do you favor or oppose the cash for clunkers proposal?

35% Favor

54% Oppose

12% Not sure

2* Suppose the federal government offered $4500 dollars to trade in your old car for a new, more fuel efficient new car. How likely would you be to buy a new car this year?

17% Very likely

18% Somewhat likely

32% Not very likely

32% Not at all likely

2% Not sure

3*Should the “Cash for Clunkers” offer should be limited to those who purchase new cars made in America?

50% Yes

29% No

21% Not sure

4* A Doctor who performs late term abortions, a soldier at a recruiting station, and a guard at Washington’s Holocaust Museum were recently murdered. Are these isolated incidents or a sign that hate is growing in America?

35% Isolated incidents

50% Sign that hate is growing in America

15% Not sure

5* Does extreme political rhetoric on Radio, Television, and the Web lead to increased hatred in America?

44% Yes

37% No

19% Not sure

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