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Opposition to GM Bailouts Rises With News of Layoffs

General Motors announced last week that it plans to cut more than 14,000 employees in North America. This news makes Americans regret the federal government’s bailout GM received during the Great Recession.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 32% of American Adults say, looking back, it was a good idea for the federal government to provide bailout funding for General Motors. Forty percent (40%) think it was a bad idea, while 28% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 28-29, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 28-29, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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