A national poll by CNN shows that six in ten Americans are against using taxpayer money to help Detroit’s Big 3. 61 percent of those surveyed in the poll said they are “dead set against” the government bailing out automakers – 36 percent were in favor of providing aid for GM, FoMoCo and Chrysler.

Of the 1,096 Americans questioned, 53 percent said they felt that government aid for the automakers won’t help the current condition of the U.S. economy. Why is everyone so against the Big 3? According to surveys from other organizations, the poor performance of the Detroit executives at the congressional hearings and their way of arriving to D.C. in private jets resulted in a steep drop in support for the government providing loans.

The CNN poll shows that 67 percent of the opposition comes from the West, 61 percent from the Northeast, 64 percent from the South and 53 percent from the Midwest.

What do you think? Cast your vote in our own poll below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section after the jump.

Source: CNN
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  • john

    looks like our country is divided one more time

  • Bobmarley

    The entire country needs to reevaluate what the governments role is. The country is divided (mostly) because the majority of the population is so uninformed. I'll bet over half the people in this survey based their entire opinion of the big 3 flying in on private jets while not knowing anything about what they have done/not done in the last 25 years. Surveys like this serve no purpose because they lack a knowledgeable backing. The same problem happens with the election process where ignorant voters are allowed to vote. For this reason it is irrefutably important that a simple voter eligibility test is taken.

  • D Young

    Give the money to the american people and let them bail the auto companies out by consumer spending, talk about stimulating the economy. I would rather take this as a loan for Americans not companies.

  • neil

    Bob,Voter eligibility test – with you all the way!!!
    The dumbest thing is congress (poiticians in general) gives 700 billion to bad banks with bad practises without batting an eyelid now an industry that supports directly and indirectly millions of manufacturing jobs in this country can't get 35 billion becasue they have corporate jets!
    And D Young all of this money particularly the 700 billion or 2 trillion or whatever it now is should simply be given to the american peole

  • Bobmarley

    The entire country needs to reevaluate what the governments role is. The country is divided (mostly) because the majority of the population is so uninformed. I'll bet over half the people in this survey based their entire opinion of the big 3 flying in on private jets while not knowing anything about what they have done/not done in the last 25 years. Surveys like this serve no purpose because they lack a knowledgeable backing. The same problem happens with the election process where ignorant voters are allowed to vote. For this reason it is irrefutably important that a simple voter eligibility test is taken.

  • D Young

    Give the money to the american people and let them bail the auto companies out by consumer spending, talk about stimulating the economy. I would rather take this as a loan for Americans not companies.

  • neil

    Bob,Voter eligibility test – with you all the way!!!
    The dumbest thing is congress (poiticians in general) gives 700 billion to bad banks with bad practises without batting an eyelid now an industry that supports directly and indirectly millions of manufacturing jobs in this country can't get 35 billion becasue they have corporate jets!
    And D Young all of this money particularly the 700 billion or 2 trillion or whatever it now is should simply be given to the american peole