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Toplines - Clash for Clunkers I - June 16-17, 2009

Most Oppose Cash for Clunkers, but Many Willing to Take the Money if Offered
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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

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