National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted September 24-25, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about Solyndra?
2* In 2009, private investors refused to invest more money in Solyndra but the government wanted to support an alternative energy company. The federal government then provided Solyndra with a $535 million loan guarantee. When private investors refuse to invest in alternative energy companies, should the federal government provide loan guarantees or loans to help keep the company in business?
3* When business owners support a winning politician, do they get special treatment when applying for government loan guarantees?
4* What’s more likely to help the United States develop alternative sources of energy – free market competition or government subsidies and regulations?
5* If private investors will not invest in companies that want do develop solar or wind power, should the federal government provide funding for those companies to develop alternative sources of power?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence