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Toplines - AIG - March 17-18, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted March 17-18, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news stories about bonuses paid to executives at American International Group, the firm know as AIG that received a $170-billion government bailout?

55% Very closely

33% Somewhat closely

8% Not very closely

2% Not at all

2% Not sure

2* Should AIG executives who received bonuses be required to give the money back?

76% Yes

17% No

7% Not sure

3* Who will benefit more from the recent government bailouts – Wall Street or the average U.S. taxpayer?

65% Wall Street

18% Average U.S. taxpayer

17% Not sure

4* Is most of the bailout money going to the people who created the economic crisis?

68% Yes

18% No

14% Not sure

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