March 26, 2009

Bailing Out Automakers

30%

Only 30% of the public supports extending government loans to GM and Chrysler.

The public expresses considerable skepticism about extending loans to General Motors and Chrysler to help the automakers stay in business with only three-in-ten saying this is the right thing for the government to do, down from 39% in December. More than six-in-ten (63%) say this is the wrong thing for the government to do. Democrats are slightly more supportive than Republicans and independents, but still only 37% of Democrats says this is the right thing for the government to do. Nearly three-in-ten independents (28%) agree, as do 21% of Republicans. Read More