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Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/30/2011

Posted on 09/30/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Federal bailout funding may have prevented General Motors from going through a normal bankruptcy process, but it has come at a significant price in terms of reputation and potential buyers.

Fifty percent (50%) of American adults are less likely to buy a GM car because of the bailout. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds just four percent (4%) are more likely to buy from the company that critics refer to as Government Motors. Forty-two percent (42%) say the bailout has had no impact on their buying plans one way or the other.

The flip side of the data is that 51% are more likely to buy from Ford simply because it did not accept bailout funding. Twelve percent (12%) are less likely to buy from Ford, and 34% say the bailout has had no impact. Twenty-five percent (25%) of adults say they or someone in their family avoided buying a GM car because of the bailout. Again, Ford is on the other side of a great divide. Nineteen percent (19%) say they or someone in their family bought a car from Ford because it did not take bailout money.

The bad news for GM is that these findings have changed little from a year ago, so negative perceptions of the bailout linger despite the repayment of a substantial portion of the money.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automakers; bailout; buick; cadillac; chevrolet; generalmotors; gm; gmc; govtmotors; neverbuygm; nothanks; olds; oldsmobile; pontiac; socialists
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1 posted on 09/30/2011 3:30:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout

And because the quality is akin to that of the Yugo - be sure to look for "The Union Label".

2 posted on 09/30/2011 3:33:34 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve spoken to a lot of people about this and was surprised to learn how many of them felt this way. That 50% number is way too low.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 3:34:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Might have something to do with those $5000 taxpayer dollar "signing bonuses" for all those worthless hung-over union thugs.
4 posted on 09/30/2011 3:34:44 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

“Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout”
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Would it still be at 50% if Ford, etc. had the right/freedom to advertise/speak out?????


5 posted on 09/30/2011 3:35:48 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Count me as one of those, I sure as Hell will never buy GM or chrysler again, not only because of the Bailout, but because GM is also Disingenuous and Globalist.

I don't know what my Next Car will be, Maybe a Ford (I still don't like the Unions) or an American Made Japanese Car, but it sure as Hell won't be GM.

6 posted on 09/30/2011 3:37:37 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe that commerce clause in the Constitution that the Obama regime interprets to say the government can mandate citizens to buy health insurance will now be used to mandate people to buy GM and only GM cars.


7 posted on 09/30/2011 3:38:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
Rasse should be a reader here.

After the GM buyout you could see it here, no way would a FR-er buy GM. I kept telling my Ford Gnome we have a phenomenon going on here, I don't know if he passed it up the chain. But no one would talk about it until Frank Beckmann 9am -12 on tthe 50,000 watt blowtorch 760 am open the phone lines one morning just after the GM bailout and asked the question would you buy GM.

When GM family members called in and said no he was stunned...

Yet we say it here 1st.

FR, on the cutting edge...

8 posted on 09/30/2011 3:39:23 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: SeekAndFind

Komrade, buy Trabant, or we shoot you and send you to Siberia.


9 posted on 09/30/2011 3:40:40 PM PDT by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind
It's not just GM, don't forget about Chrysler.

I really wanted a new Ram built by Dodge and shaken by Cummings, but no more.

10 posted on 09/30/2011 3:41:09 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ya i’d love one of those new 550 Hp/550 ft/lbs torque Camaro convertables coming out but NO WAY.
I’ll get a Mustang instead.
Actually i’ll get nothing cause i’m broke.

I can’t believe i just typed that, i’ve been a GM guy my whole life.
Not anymore...


11 posted on 09/30/2011 3:41:25 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama Motors is avoided by REAL Americans, who saw through the money-funneling Unions, and the good-ol' boy taxpayer-siphoning for the sake of the DNC.

Ford or Foreign is the name of the game, now.

12 posted on 09/30/2011 3:42:12 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Do not disparage the YUGO, they had the foresight to ensure that every one built had a rear window defroster....................................................................that was to keep your hands warm when pushing it.


13 posted on 09/30/2011 3:42:13 PM PDT by Einherjar
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Yugo workers demand an aplogy!!


14 posted on 09/30/2011 3:43:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind
I will not under any circumstances even go on a chevy lot any more. I still call it Obama Motors when speaking about GM.
15 posted on 09/30/2011 3:44:54 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: KC_Lion

Some Hyundais, Nissans BMWs, Mercedes and others are American made with non-union labor.


16 posted on 09/30/2011 3:45:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind
my family has driven Chevy's since they first started making them, never again...
17 posted on 09/30/2011 3:46:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

not just the bailout but that’s a big part of the reason(s).


18 posted on 09/30/2011 3:47:11 PM PDT by evad (Obama needs to show us his green card)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I have been a GM man since I purchased my first car,Because of bailout I am the proud,vocal,owner of a brand new Toyota
19 posted on 09/30/2011 3:49:28 PM PDT by drumr337 (I voted 4 Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, never saw that coming. Big S.


20 posted on 09/30/2011 3:50:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: mowowie


21 posted on 09/30/2011 3:50:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: mowowie

http://maxmusclecars.com/2011-mustang-shelby-gt500-super-snake-750-horsepower.php


22 posted on 09/30/2011 3:50:46 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: SeekAndFind
... despite the repayment of a substantial portion of the money.

have they? Or was that simply reprogramming of the loan to cut out the gubermint's primacy of payment? Seems to me I remember reports it was all sleight of hand.

23 posted on 09/30/2011 3:50:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
That 50% number is way too low.

Oui.

Many, many folks are just plain indignant about this confiscation and redistribution of our great grandchildren's money to bankroll the... Volt.

I would eat glass before I would buy (or even rent) a car from Marxist Motors.

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24 posted on 09/30/2011 3:51:05 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind
I stopped buying GM after they introduced On-Star and quit making cars I liked to drive and began focusing exclusively on building SUV’s.

I'm a car guy and always have been and GM isn't much interested in building cars anymore and haven’t been for 20 years.

25 posted on 09/30/2011 3:58:58 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep. Bought a 2011 Ford Edge last year.


26 posted on 09/30/2011 4:00:35 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Carbonsteel

What is more American, buying a GM product built in Mexico or buying a Mazda product built in America?


27 posted on 09/30/2011 4:01:30 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: mowowie

My mom was buying a car and I met her at the dealership- I made sure to say LOUDLY “Mom you are not getting a Government Motors Car” as I walked her across the street to the Ford dealer.


28 posted on 09/30/2011 4:03:26 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Only way I would ever even consider buying a GM product is if they paid back what was swindled from the taxpayers, returned to bondholders the money that was stolen and given to UAW and made an abject apology.


29 posted on 09/30/2011 4:03:40 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The other 50% are either far left liberals or are the uninformed useful idiots.


30 posted on 09/30/2011 4:05:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reputation? Purchase? GM? It doesn’t exist to me. NEVER!


31 posted on 09/30/2011 4:06:45 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

Damn straight...let those union SOB’s starve...


32 posted on 09/30/2011 4:11:16 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Include me in that 50%. Had GM vehicles since my family raised me driving them, and just sold my ‘06 Silverado Duramax LT truck. I’ve had about 10 Chevy/GMC trucks.....

Now driving a Ford F150 and love it.

I must confess that I may buy a c7 ‘Vette if the day comes that I can’t keep my Harley’s and old Triumph’s vertical....but I won’t buy it new.......


33 posted on 09/30/2011 4:14:21 PM PDT by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: I Drive Too Fast
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34 posted on 09/30/2011 4:20:41 PM PDT by Ham Hock
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To: SeekAndFind
Fifty percent (50%) of American adults are less likely to buy a GM car because of the bailout.

I'm not "less likely" to buy, there is no chance in the world that I would buy a GM product, ever, under any circumstance. That company is dead to me. The gross and massive corruption involved in ripping off taxpayers, GM bondholders, and many others while enriching UAW and other Dem donors disgusts me beyond words. This news is good - GM cannot support their massive corruption and its legacy on only 50% of their potential customer base.

35 posted on 09/30/2011 4:27:55 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I have owned to GM products, got ride of my suburban and will NEVER own another GM product.


36 posted on 09/30/2011 4:38:56 PM PDT by stockpirate (Why are homosexuals so hetro-phobic?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess that 50% would be the tax payers, and the other 50% are the parasites?


37 posted on 09/30/2011 4:40:40 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Love love love my Titan! Hubby is looking for a good used Honda Ridgeline, because his ‘96 Nissan 4X4 doesn’t have room for two carseats. GM and Chrisler not even options for us.


38 posted on 09/30/2011 4:54:18 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Love love love my Titan! Hubby is looking for a good used Honda Ridgeline, because his ‘96 Nissan 4X4 doesn’t have room for two carseats. GM and Chrisler not even options for us.


39 posted on 09/30/2011 4:55:16 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SeekAndFind

GM is dead to me.


40 posted on 09/30/2011 4:56:06 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: KC_Lion

Nissan makes union free cars in Smyrna, Tenn. I don’t remember what car they make there. They change it out sometimes.

VW is getting ready to open a new, huge plant near Chattanooga. No unions.

GM is reopening the Saturn plant, just south of me, but they are all UAW. They lied twenty years ago about Saturn being a “new kind of car company”. The swindled a lot of independent dealers.

They also promised to hire local workers at the plant in Spring Hill, TN but instead brought down nothing but UAW members from Detroit.


41 posted on 09/30/2011 5:00:37 PM PDT by Fledermaus (There is seriously NOTHING that can make me vote for Romney. The country ends either way.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I can't afford to buy a new car right now. The only way I would buy a GM or Chrysler is if it were made before 2008.

Last year I bought a 1999 Prizm and this year I bought a 1997 Contour. Next year I might buy something built in 1996.

Cars built after 2005 and some before 2005 are just too damned ugly.

42 posted on 09/30/2011 5:08:42 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: The Cajun
I really wanted a new Ram built by Dodge

Darn, now you'll have to get one of those made-in-Texas Toyota Tundras.

43 posted on 09/30/2011 5:11:10 PM PDT by JoeGar
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To: SeekAndFind
I own a 2008 Honda Odyssey mini-van and a 2006 GMC Envoy Denali.

The Honda Odyssey has it all over the 2006 GMC Envoy Denali in terms of fit, finish, and mechanical quality.

I'm on my second front suspension on my GMC Envoy Denali, and it has less than 60,000 miles on it. It's well maintained, I don't off-road it (who would?) and it's hardly an 'abused' vehicle going typically less than 20 miles/day with the exception of a few road trips.

Two front suspensions in less than 60,000 miles is simply in-excusable.

GM can kiss my ass. I'll buy another Honda made in Alabama before I buy another GMC made in ... CANADA!

44 posted on 09/30/2011 5:21:27 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

My hubby is a lifelong Chevy Guy. He loved his Silverado, but it was over ten years old and time to get a new one. We didn’t even go to the Chevy dealership. He got a new F150 for the first time. And he did this even though he still thinks the Chevy is a better truck. He said he ‘wishes he could have got another Silverado’, but it wasn’t even an option for him.


45 posted on 09/30/2011 5:22:32 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: SeekAndFind

How about some real questions instead, like:

How many can afford to BUY (not have a bank own) a new car, due to the economy flooded with false govt. employment driving up prices?

Is GM a better fit in China?


46 posted on 09/30/2011 5:28:34 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: sportutegrl

My first new car was a 1968 Camaro. I would love to buy another new Camaro. I am also very fond of the new Challenger. However, if the economy ever improves enough where I can afford to buy another new car, it will probably be a Mustang. Something Ford. I’m driving a Ford Explorer Sportrac right now.


47 posted on 09/30/2011 5:30:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: JoeGar
Darn, now you'll have to get one of those made-in-Texas Toyota Tundras.

Aren't those the suckers that the water pump is turned by the timing chain/belt and it cost $1000+ to have it replaced or about 2 days if you do it yourself?

48 posted on 09/30/2011 5:31:08 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: KC_Lion

That makes two of us...


49 posted on 09/30/2011 5:35:27 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: SeekAndFind

1. I will never buy directly from GM ever again.

2. That said, was next to a Cruze LTZ today. I have to say in fairness it is better looking than the former small chevy cars that it replaced (ie the cavalier).


50 posted on 09/30/2011 5:36:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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