Most Americans disapprove of government takeover of GM

June 12th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, June 12 (ANI): Most Americans have expressed their unhappiness over the federal government taking over auto giant General Motors, a FOX News poll released Thursday says.

Fifty eight percent to 38 percent voters across the country say they disapprove of the government takeover and majority ownership stake in General Motors.

Majorities of Republicans (79 percent) and independents (59 percent) think it was a bad move, as well as a sizable minority of Democrats (39 percent).

Americans think the government should have let the market decide GM’s fate (52 percent) than believe it was in the country’s best interest to save the car maker (44 percent).

A majority of Democrats (62 percent) support the government intervening in GM, while majorities of Republicans (72 percent) and independents (54 percent) back letting market forces decide.

Opinion Dynamics Corp. conducted the national telephone poll of 900 registered voters for FOX News from June 9 to June 10. The poll has a 3-point error margin. (ANI)

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