Skip to comments.Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout
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 ...
And because the quality is akin to that of the Yugo - be sure to look for "The Union Label".
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.
“Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout”
Would it still be at 50% if Ford, etc. had the right/freedom to advertise/speak out?????
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.
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.
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...
Komrade, buy Trabant, or we shoot you and send you to Siberia.
I really wanted a new Ram built by Dodge and shaken by Cummings, but no more.
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.
Ford or Foreign is the name of the game, now.
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.
Yugo workers demand an aplogy!!
Some Hyundais, Nissans BMWs, Mercedes and others are American made with non-union labor.
not just the bailout but that’s a big part of the reason(s).
Wow, never saw that coming. Big S.
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