Monday, November 12, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Push Poll on Auto Industry Bailouts

Rasmussen (R) Push Poll on Auto Industry Bailouts 

Looking back, were the bailouts of the auto industry good for the United States or bad for the United States?
  • Good 51%
  • Bad 38%
  • Not sure 12%
Official estimates indicate that the government will lose tens of billions of dollars on the auto bailouts. Knowing that the government lost money on the auto bailouts, would you say that the bailouts were a success or a failure? 
  • Success 42%
  • Failure 45%
  • Undecided 14%
Survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted November 8-9, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

Inside the numbers:
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Democrats think the auto bailouts were good for the country, compared to 22% of Republicans. A plurality (46%) of voters not affiliated with either political party agrees more with Democrats.
After learning that the government will lose money on the bailouts, 66% of Democrats still support them while 74% of GOP voters and 50% of unaffiliateds deem them a failure.
Younger voters are more supportive of the auto bailouts compared to their elders.

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