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done, i voted for the bums so they should at least give me an ear now.

green speaks louder than anything you can do on here.

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I just got an automated e-mail response from my congressman promising a more detailed response later.

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I just got an automated e-mail response from my congressman promising a more detailed response later.

"congressman".....senate or house? senators have more power, kinda.

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Done. Later I'll tell Julie to do same. :)

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Americans Strongly Support Aiding U.S. Automakers, Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By nearly two-to-one, Americans across all segments of the population believe the U.S. government should provide loans to American automakers, according to a poll released today by Peter D. Hart Research Associates.

"Americans' broad support for providing government assistance to the auto industry is built mainly on a genuine fear that a failed GM, Ford, and Chrysler could lead to a depression," said Peter Hart, chairman of the national polling firm. "But their support also is grounded in the hope that a revitalized auto industry could mean good things for the manufacturing sector and the country as a whole."

The Hart poll, conducted Nov. 11-12, found that 55% of Americans believe that the government should provide loans to American automakers, while 30% oppose. Members of all political stripes (Democrats, Republicans and independents) support this action. By an even wider margin (64% to 25%), Americans agree with President-elect Barack Obama's stand of ensuring that the American automobile industry is able to continue to operate.

Hart said that behind the support for the automakers is a fear that the failure of GM, Ford, and Chrysler in the next few years could trigger an economic depression (with 60% believing a depression would result). Nearly 80% (79%) of Americans believe that the auto industry is very or extremely important to the U.S. economy.

The Hart poll found that Americans have deep concerns about the harmful impacts of the collapse of the U.S. auto industry:

-- 90% fear the harm it would do to America's manufacturing sector.

-- 84% of Americans say it would harm the U.S. economy.

-- 70% fear the harm it would do to America's standing in the world.

-- 68% worry about the lack of consumer choice for America's car buyers.

"The public sees in stark terms the harm it would do to the country if the domestic auto industry no longer had the resources to produce vehicles," Hart said. "It is recognition that it is the country's central manufacturing base."

The polling organization of Peter D. Hart Research Associates was commissioned by General Motors to conduct an independent survey. GM had no input or review of the design, methodology, content or interpretation of the survey.

The poll was conducted by telephone among a cross section of 804 American adults on Nov. 11 and 12, 2008. The data's margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for 804 adults at the 95% confidence level. Sample tolerances for subgroups are larger.

  1724 Connecticut Avenue, NW               Interviews: 804 adults
  Washington, DC 20009                      Dates: November 11-12, 2008
  (202) 234-5570


  FINAL                                     48  Male
                                            52  Female
  Study #8877                             [109]
  Auto Industry Survey
  November 2008


  Please note: all results are shown as percentages unless otherwise stated.



  1. Do you or does anyone in your household work in market or opinion
     research, advertising or public relations, media, including radio,
     television, print, or on-line publications, or the auto industry,
     including auto sales, manufacturing, or finance?

     Yes                            -       TERMINATE      [137]
     No                            100       CONTINUE
       Not sure/refused             -       TERMINATE



  2.  For statistical purposes only, would you please tell me how old you
      are?  (IF "REFUSED," ASK:) Well, would you tell me which age group
      you belong to?

      18-24                          4      [138-139]
      25-29                          8
      30-34                         13
      35-39                          6
      40-44                          7
      45-49                         12
      50-54                         11
      55-59                         11
      60-64                          9
      65 -69                         6
      70-74                          5
      75 and over                    7
        Refused                      1



  3a.  And again, for statistical purposes only, are you from a Hispanic
       or Spanish-speaking background?

       Yes, Hispanic                  10       [140]
       No, not Hispanic               90
         Not sure/refused             -



  3b.  And again, for statistical purposes only, what is your race --
       white, black, Asian, or something else?

       White                          76       [141]
       Black                          11
       Asian                           1
       Other                           4
         Hispanic (VOL)                7
         Not sure/refused              1


  My next questions are about the American automobile industry. . .



  4.  How important do you feel the American automobile industry is
      to the American economy -- extremely important, very important,
      somewhat important, not important, or not at all important?

      Extremely important            38       [142]
      Very important                 41
      Somewhat important             17
      Not important                   2
      Not at all important            1
        Not sure                      1



  5.  If the American automobile industry no longer had the resources
      to produce vehicles, how much harm would it cause to (READ ITEM)
      -- a great deal of harm, quite a bit of harm, just some harm, or
      very little harm?

        THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY A
                        GREAT DEAL OF HARM

                                            Harm
                                    A    Quite Just  Very  Not
                                  Great  A Bit Some Little Sure
                                   Deal  ----- ---- ------ ----
                                   ----

  America's manufacturing job
   sector                             58    32    7     2    1  [146]
  The American economy                52    32   12     3    1  [143]
  America's standing in the world     37    33   19     7    4  [144]
  Consumer choice for America's
   car buyers                         37    31   21     8    3  [145]



  6.  Do you believe that the government should or should not provide
      loans to America's automakers so they have the money to
      manufacture vehicles?

      Government should provide loans         55      [147]
      Government should not provide loans     30
        Not sure                              15



  7.  President-elect Barack Obama has stated that one of his first
      economic priorities as president is to make sure that the
      American automobile industry continues to be able to operate, and
      he favors an economic assistance program to help them.  Do agree
      or disagree with him?

      Agree                         64      [148]
      Disagree                      25
        Not sure                    11



  8.  Do you believe that America's automakers will face bankruptcy
      without government loans?

      Yes                           60      [149]
      No                            22
        Not sure                    18



  9.  The federal government has recently provided financial aid to the
      insurance and banking industries to make sure that these industries
      do not fail. Do you feel that providing financial aid to ensure
      that the U.S. auto industry does not fail is more important, just
      as important, or less important?

      More important                 14       [150]
      Just as important              55
      Less important                 27
        Not sure                      4



  10.  If General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler were to go out of business
       in the next few months, how likely do you think this would be to
       trigger an economic depression in the U.S. -- extremely likely,
       very likely, somewhat likely, not likely, or not at all likely?

       Extremely likely               33       [151]
       Very likely                    27
       Somewhat likely                29
       Not likely                      7
       Not at all likely               2
         Not sure                      2




  11.  I'm going to describe several reasons some people say it is
       important to ensure the survival of America's automakers. Please
       tell me how important you feel each reason is using a
       zero-to-ten scale, on which a "ten" means that you feel that
       reason is extremely important, and "zero" means you feel it is
       not at all important.

       (AFTER EACH ITEM READ:)  On a scale of zero to ten, how important
       is this as a reason to ensure the survival of America's automakers?

    THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY EXTREMELY
                      IMPORTANT (SCORE OF 9-10)
               Extremely                           Not At All
               Important                           Important  Cannot
               10    9     8    7   6   5   4   3   2   1   0  Rate
               --    -     -    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  ----
  To protect
  American
  Jobs         51   10    15    9   3   5   1   2   1   1   1   1 [152-153]



  To keep
  this
  recession
  from
  becoming a
  depression   37   11    18    9   5   8   3   2   2   1   3   1 [154-155]



  America
  can't
  afford for
  China, Japan,
  South Korea,
  and Europe
  to lead the
  way in
  building
  cars that
  run on
  alternative
  fuels        39    7    15    7   6  13   2   2   3   1   3   2 [158-159]



  America will
  be a weaker
  nation if it
  can't
  manufacture
  cars and
  trucks        31  10    15   11   6  11   4   4   2   1   4   1 [160-161]



  Because
  America's
  manufacturing
  base is
  important
  for national
  security      29   8   15   12    8  11   3   5   1   1   5   2 [156-157]



12. Let me read you four facts about the auto industry's effect on the American economy.

  1. The U.S. auto industry affects numerous other American industries
     because it is the largest purchaser of steel, copper, plastics,
     electronics, and computer chips.
  2. The U.S. auto industry provides pensions to seven hundred and
     seventy-five thousand Americans and health benefits to two million
     Americans.
  3. The U.S. auto industry supports approximately five million U.S. jobs in
     all fifty states.
  4. The U.S. auto industry has fourteen thousand dealers in nearly every
     town in America employing seven hundred thirty thousand people.



  Knowing this, if General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler were to go out of
  business in the next few months, how likely do you think this would be
  to trigger an economic depression in the U.S. -- extremely likely, very
  likely, somewhat likely, not likely, or not at all likely?

  Extremely likely               44       [162]
  Very likely                    32
  Somewhat likely                18
  Not likely                      4
  Not at all likely               1
    Not sure                      1



  13.  If you learned three to five years from now that America's
       automakers had successfully weathered the current economic
       challenges and emerged as leaders in the worldwide automobile
       industry, how important would that be to America -- extremely
       important, very important, somewhat important, not important,
       or not at all important?

       Extremely important            44       [163]
       Very important                 38
       Somewhat important             16
       Not important                   1
       Not at all important            -
         Not sure                      1



  14.  Which of the following types of vehicles, if any, do you or
       members of your household own or lease?

       A hybrid vehicle                              3            [164-165]
       A compact car                                25                 >
       A full-size passenger car                    22
       A mid-size passenger car                     31
       A station wagon                               4
       A minivan                                    16    CONTINUE
       A pick-up truck                              35
       A small SUV or crossover                      9
       A mid-size SUV or crossover                  16
       A large SUV                                  12
         Other (VOL)                                 5
         None/do not own or lease any vehicle (VOL)  3    Skip to
         Not sure                                    -    FACTUALS


  (ASK RESPONDENTS WHO SAY THEY HAVE A VEHICLE IN Q.14.)



  15.  What brands of vehicles do members of your household own or lease?

  Acura                             1      [166-168]
  Audi                              1          >
  BMW                               2
  Buick                             5
  Cadillac                          3
  Chevrolet                        26
  Chrysler                         10
  Dodge                            11
  Ford                             32
  GM                                9
  Honda                            14
  Hyundai                           2
  Infiniti                          2
  Jaguar                            1
  Jeep                              4
  Lexus                             2
  Mazda                             4
  Mercedes Benz                     2
  Mitsubishi                        2
  Pontiac                           4
  Porsche                           -
  Saab                              -
  Saturn                            2
  Scion                             -
  Subaru                            3
  Toyota                           21
  Volkswagen                        3
  Nissan                            7
  Volvo                             1
  Kia                               1
  Oldsmobile                        2
  Mercury                           1
  Lincoln                           1
  Other                             3
    Not sure                        2



FACTUALS: Now I am going to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes only.

  F1.  What is the last grade that you completed in school?

  Grade school                             1     [176-177]
  Some high school                         5
  High school graduate                    24
  Some college, no degree                 17
  Vocational training, 2-year college      9
  4-year college/bachelor's degree        26
  Some postgraduate work, no degree        2
  2-3 years' postgraduate
   work/master's degree                   11
  Doctoral/law degree                      3
    Not sure/refused                       2



  F2.  Are you currently employed?  (IF CURRENTLY EMPLOYED:)  What type
       of work do you do?

       (IF NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED:) Are you a student, a homemaker,
       retired, or unemployed and looking for work?

       Currently Employed
       ------------------
         Professional/ manager         25     [178]
         White-collar worker           20
         Blue-collar worker            16
         Farmer, rancher                -
       Not Currently Employed
       ----------------------
         Student                        2
         Homemaker                      7
         Retired                       23
         Unemployed, looking for work   5
         Other                          -
         Not sure                       2



  F3a.  Are you registered to vote, or have you not had a chance to
        register?

        Registered                     91       [215]
        Not registered                  7
          Not sure                      2



  F3b.  Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat,
        a Republican, an independent, or something else? (IF "DEMOCRAT"
        OR "REPUBLICAN," ASK:) Would you call yourself a strong
        (Democrat/Republican) or not a very strong (Democrat/Republican)?
        (IF "INDEPENDENT," ASK:) Do you think of yourself as closer to the
        Republican Party, closer to the Democratic Party, or do you think
        of yourself as strictly independent?

        Strong Democrat                   28       [216]
        Not very strong Democrat           7
        Independent/lean Democrat          8
        Strictly independent              17
        Independent/lean Republican        6
        Not very strong Republican         8
        Strong Republican                 17
          Other (VOL)                      3
          Not sure                         6



  F4.  If you added together the yearly income of all the members of
       your family who were living at home last year, would the total be
       less than ten thousand dollars, between ten thousand dollars and
       twenty thousand dollars, between twenty thousand dollars and thirty
       thousand dollars, between thirty thousand dollars and forty thousand
       dollars, between forty thousand dollars and fifty thousand dollars,
       between fifty thousand dollars and seventy-five thousand dollars,
       between seventy-five thousand dollars and one hundred thousand
       dollars, between one hundred thousand dollars and one hundred and
       fifty thousand dollars, or would the total be more than that?

       Less than $10,000                     1     [217-218]
       Between $10,000 and $20,000           7
       Between $20,000 and $30,000           8
       Between $30,000 and $40,000           6
       Between $40,000 and $50,000           6
       Between $50,000 and $75,000          17
       Between $75,000 and $100,000         15
       Between $100,000 and $150,000        12
       More than $150,000                    8
         Not sure/refused                   20


  November 2008 Poll On Americans' Views of the Auto Industry

The accompanying poll results are from a survey conducted by the polling organization of Peter D. Hart Research Associates for General Motors on November 11 and 12, 2008. The survey was conducted by telephone among a cross section of 804 American adults.

The national sample for this poll was drawn in the following manner: 350 geographic points were randomly selected proportionate to the population of each region and, within each region, by size of place. Individuals were selected in accordance with a probability sample design that gives all landline telephone numbers (both listed and unlisted) an equal chance to be included. One adult, 18 years old or over, from each household was included, selected by a systematic procedure to provide a balance of respondents by sex.

The data's margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for 804 adults at the 95% confidence level. Sample tolerances for subgroups are larger.

Source: Peter D. Hart Research Associates

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Just got an email from a cousin of mine that works as a car salesman asking me to do this. I think this deserves to be on the front page. I think everyone here would be willing to take part in this.

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A local Chevy Dealer (Royal in Bridgewater, NJ) just sent this link out to customers on their email list:

To our Current and Prospective NJ/NY Customers!!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! IT'S TIME TO MOBILIZE!

You Can Make A Difference!

General Motors has created an automated way for you to send a letter to your respective Senate and House leaders in NY and NJ to tell them you support the American Auto Industry.

So...What are you waiting for??? Send your letter to Congress, now! Just review your letter, fill out the privacy-protected registration form on the website below, and then click the “Mobilize!” button to send this letter to your member of Congress.

This will literally take 5 minutes to complete.

The folks here are Royal Chevrolet are completing this letter. It's EASY and fast. Taking this action right now is the single most important thing you can do to help the American Auto Industry! GM will take care of the postage and cost... the only cost to you is 5 minutes of your time... that's all!

Royal Chevrolet would like to Thank You in advance for your participation!

ACTION REQUIRED

1. Log onto www.gmfactsandfiction.com

2. Click on "I'm a Concerned American" (upper right corner)

3. Fill in the required fields

4. Select "economy" or "other" from the choices

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I did it, but here's what I think I want in return, if GM is successful in getting their money:

An unlimited lifetime warranty for the new Vue I just bought. A free loaner Camaro SS when the Vue goes into the dealer for anything - from oil changes to warranty work. :lol:

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Thanks for posting that poll, Griffon!

This is a critical issue everyone, please push this wherever you can.

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If you really want to help GM, then get off the computer and buy as many NEW GM cars as you possibly can at your local dealerships.

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I've done my share:

2001 2500 HD

2002 Formula Firehawk

2004 GTO

2005 2500 HD Duramax

and planning:

2010 or 2011 G8 ST

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Americans Strongly Support Aiding U.S. Automakers, Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By nearly two-to-one, Americans across all segments of the population believe the U.S. government should provide loans to American automakers, according to a poll released today by Peter D. Hart Research Associates.

"Americans' broad support for providing government assistance to the auto industry is built mainly on a genuine fear that a failed GM, Ford, and Chrysler could lead to a depression," said Peter Hart, chairman of the national polling firm. "But their support also is grounded in the hope that a revitalized auto industry could mean good things for the manufacturing sector and the country as a whole."

The Hart poll, conducted Nov. 11-12, found that 55% of Americans believe that the government should provide loans to American automakers, while 30% oppose. Members of all political stripes (Democrats, Republicans and independents) support this action. By an even wider margin (64% to 25%), Americans agree with President-elect Barack Obama's stand of ensuring that the American automobile industry is able to continue to operate.

Hart said that behind the support for the automakers is a fear that the failure of GM, Ford, and Chrysler in the next few years could trigger an economic depression (with 60% believing a depression would result). Nearly 80% (79%) of Americans believe that the auto industry is very or extremely important to the U.S. economy.

The Hart poll found that Americans have deep concerns about the harmful impacts of the collapse of the U.S. auto industry:

-- 90% fear the harm it would do to America's manufacturing sector.

-- 84% of Americans say it would harm the U.S. economy.

-- 70% fear the harm it would do to America's standing in the world.

-- 68% worry about the lack of consumer choice for America's car buyers.

"The public sees in stark terms the harm it would do to the country if the domestic auto industry no longer had the resources to produce vehicles," Hart said. "It is recognition that it is the country's central manufacturing base."

The polling organization of Peter D. Hart Research Associates was commissioned by General Motors to conduct an independent survey. GM had no input or review of the design, methodology, content or interpretation of the survey.

The poll was conducted by telephone among a cross section of 804 American adults on Nov. 11 and 12, 2008. The data's margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for 804 adults at the 95% confidence level. Sample tolerances for subgroups are larger.

  1724 Connecticut Avenue, NW               Interviews: 804 adults
  Washington, DC 20009                      Dates: November 11-12, 2008
  (202) 234-5570


  FINAL                                     48  Male
                                            52  Female
  Study #8877                             [109]
  Auto Industry Survey
  November 2008


  Please note: all results are shown as percentages unless otherwise stated.



  1. Do you or does anyone in your household work in market or opinion
     research, advertising or public relations, media, including radio,
     television, print, or on-line publications, or the auto industry,
     including auto sales, manufacturing, or finance?

     Yes                            -       TERMINATE      [137]
     No                            100       CONTINUE
       Not sure/refused             -       TERMINATE



  2.  For statistical purposes only, would you please tell me how old you
      are?  (IF "REFUSED," ASK:) Well, would you tell me which age group
      you belong to?

      18-24                          4      [138-139]
      25-29                          8
      30-34                         13
      35-39                          6
      40-44                          7
      45-49                         12
      50-54                         11
      55-59                         11
      60-64                          9
      65 -69                         6
      70-74                          5
      75 and over                    7
        Refused                      1



  3a.  And again, for statistical purposes only, are you from a Hispanic
       or Spanish-speaking background?

       Yes, Hispanic                  10       [140]
       No, not Hispanic               90
         Not sure/refused             -



  3b.  And again, for statistical purposes only, what is your race --
       white, black, Asian, or something else?

       White                          76       [141]
       Black                          11
       Asian                           1
       Other                           4
         Hispanic (VOL)                7
         Not sure/refused              1


  My next questions are about the American automobile industry. . .



  4.  How important do you feel the American automobile industry is
      to the American economy -- extremely important, very important,
      somewhat important, not important, or not at all important?

      Extremely important            38       [142]
      Very important                 41
      Somewhat important             17
      Not important                   2
      Not at all important            1
        Not sure                      1



  5.  If the American automobile industry no longer had the resources
      to produce vehicles, how much harm would it cause to (READ ITEM)
      -- a great deal of harm, quite a bit of harm, just some harm, or
      very little harm?

        THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY A
                        GREAT DEAL OF HARM

                                            Harm
                                    A    Quite Just  Very  Not
                                  Great  A Bit Some Little Sure
                                   Deal  ----- ---- ------ ----
                                   ----

  America's manufacturing job
   sector                             58    32    7     2    1  [146]
  The American economy                52    32   12     3    1  [143]
  America's standing in the world     37    33   19     7    4  [144]
  Consumer choice for America's
   car buyers                         37    31   21     8    3  [145]



  6.  Do you believe that the government should or should not provide
      loans to America's automakers so they have the money to
      manufacture vehicles?

      Government should provide loans         55      [147]
      Government should not provide loans     30
        Not sure                              15



  7.  President-elect Barack Obama has stated that one of his first
      economic priorities as president is to make sure that the
      American automobile industry continues to be able to operate, and
      he favors an economic assistance program to help them.  Do agree
      or disagree with him?

      Agree                         64      [148]
      Disagree                      25
        Not sure                    11



  8.  Do you believe that America's automakers will face bankruptcy
      without government loans?

      Yes                           60      [149]
      No                            22
        Not sure                    18



  9.  The federal government has recently provided financial aid to the
      insurance and banking industries to make sure that these industries
      do not fail. Do you feel that providing financial aid to ensure
      that the U.S. auto industry does not fail is more important, just
      as important, or less important?

      More important                 14       [150]
      Just as important              55
      Less important                 27
        Not sure                      4



  10.  If General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler were to go out of business
       in the next few months, how likely do you think this would be to
       trigger an economic depression in the U.S. -- extremely likely,
       very likely, somewhat likely, not likely, or not at all likely?

       Extremely likely               33       [151]
       Very likely                    27
       Somewhat likely                29
       Not likely                      7
       Not at all likely               2
         Not sure                      2




  11.  I'm going to describe several reasons some people say it is
       important to ensure the survival of America's automakers. Please
       tell me how important you feel each reason is using a
       zero-to-ten scale, on which a "ten" means that you feel that
       reason is extremely important, and "zero" means you feel it is
       not at all important.

       (AFTER EACH ITEM READ:)  On a scale of zero to ten, how important
       is this as a reason to ensure the survival of America's automakers?

    THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY EXTREMELY
                      IMPORTANT (SCORE OF 9-10)
               Extremely                           Not At All
               Important                           Important  Cannot
               10    9     8    7   6   5   4   3   2   1   0  Rate
               --    -     -    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  ----
  To protect
  American
  Jobs         51   10    15    9   3   5   1   2   1   1   1   1 [152-153]



  To keep
  this
  recession
  from
  becoming a
  depression   37   11    18    9   5   8   3   2   2   1   3   1 [154-155]



  America
  can't
  afford for
  China, Japan,
  South Korea,
  and Europe
  to lead the
  way in
  building
  cars that
  run on
  alternative
  fuels        39    7    15    7   6  13   2   2   3   1   3   2 [158-159]



  America will
  be a weaker
  nation if it
  can't
  manufacture
  cars and
  trucks        31  10    15   11   6  11   4   4   2   1   4   1 [160-161]



  Because
  America's
  manufacturing
  base is
  important
  for national
  security      29   8   15   12    8  11   3   5   1   1   5   2 [156-157]



12. Let me read you four facts about the auto industry's effect on the American economy.

  1. The U.S. auto industry affects numerous other American industries
     because it is the largest purchaser of steel, copper, plastics,
     electronics, and computer chips.
  2. The U.S. auto industry provides pensions to seven hundred and
     seventy-five thousand Americans and health benefits to two million
     Americans.
  3. The U.S. auto industry supports approximately five million U.S. jobs in
     all fifty states.
  4. The U.S. auto industry has fourteen thousand dealers in nearly every
     town in America employing seven hundred thirty thousand people.



  Knowing this, if General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler were to go out of
  business in the next few months, how likely do you think this would be
  to trigger an economic depression in the U.S. -- extremely likely, very
  likely, somewhat likely, not likely, or not at all likely?

  Extremely likely               44       [162]
  Very likely                    32
  Somewhat likely                18
  Not likely                      4
  Not at all likely               1
    Not sure                      1



  13.  If you learned three to five years from now that America's
       automakers had successfully weathered the current economic
       challenges and emerged as leaders in the worldwide automobile
       industry, how important would that be to America -- extremely
       important, very important, somewhat important, not important,
       or not at all important?

       Extremely important            44       [163]
       Very important                 38
       Somewhat important             16
       Not important                   1
       Not at all important            -
         Not sure                      1



  14.  Which of the following types of vehicles, if any, do you or
       members of your household own or lease?

       A hybrid vehicle                              3            [164-165]
       A compact car                                25                 >
       A full-size passenger car                    22
       A mid-size passenger car                     31
       A station wagon                               4
       A minivan                                    16    CONTINUE
       A pick-up truck                              35
       A small SUV or crossover                      9
       A mid-size SUV or crossover                  16
       A large SUV                                  12
         Other (VOL)                                 5
         None/do not own or lease any vehicle (VOL)  3    Skip to
         Not sure                                    -    FACTUALS


  (ASK RESPONDENTS WHO SAY THEY HAVE A VEHICLE IN Q.14.)



  15.  What brands of vehicles do members of your household own or lease?

  Acura                             1      [166-168]
  Audi                              1          >
  BMW                               2
  Buick                             5
  Cadillac                          3
  Chevrolet                        26
  Chrysler                         10
  Dodge                            11
  Ford                             32
  GM                                9
  Honda                            14
  Hyundai                           2
  Infiniti                          2
  Jaguar                            1
  Jeep                              4
  Lexus                             2
  Mazda                             4
  Mercedes Benz                     2
  Mitsubishi                        2
  Pontiac                           4
  Porsche                           -
  Saab                              -
  Saturn                            2
  Scion                             -
  Subaru                            3
  Toyota                           21
  Volkswagen                        3
  Nissan                            7
  Volvo                             1
  Kia                               1
  Oldsmobile                        2
  Mercury                           1
  Lincoln                           1
  Other                             3
    Not sure                        2



FACTUALS: Now I am going to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes only.

  F1.  What is the last grade that you completed in school?

  Grade school                             1     [176-177]
  Some high school                         5
  High school graduate                    24
  Some college, no degree                 17
  Vocational training, 2-year college      9
  4-year college/bachelor's degree        26
  Some postgraduate work, no degree        2
  2-3 years' postgraduate
   work/master's degree                   11
  Doctoral/law degree                      3
    Not sure/refused                       2



  F2.  Are you currently employed?  (IF CURRENTLY EMPLOYED:)  What type
       of work do you do?

       (IF NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED:) Are you a student, a homemaker,
       retired, or unemployed and looking for work?

       Currently Employed
       ------------------
         Professional/ manager         25     [178]
         White-collar worker           20
         Blue-collar worker            16
         Farmer, rancher                -
       Not Currently Employed
       ----------------------
         Student                        2
         Homemaker                      7
         Retired                       23
         Unemployed, looking for work   5
         Other                          -
         Not sure                       2



  F3a.  Are you registered to vote, or have you not had a chance to
        register?

        Registered                     91       [215]
        Not registered                  7
          Not sure                      2



  F3b.  Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat,
        a Republican, an independent, or something else? (IF "DEMOCRAT"
        OR "REPUBLICAN," ASK:) Would you call yourself a strong
        (Democrat/Republican) or not a very strong (Democrat/Republican)?
        (IF "INDEPENDENT," ASK:) Do you think of yourself as closer to the
        Republican Party, closer to the Democratic Party, or do you think
        of yourself as strictly independent?

        Strong Democrat                   28       [216]
        Not very strong Democrat           7
        Independent/lean Democrat          8
        Strictly independent              17
        Independent/lean Republican        6
        Not very strong Republican         8
        Strong Republican                 17
          Other (VOL)                      3
          Not sure                         6



  F4.  If you added together the yearly income of all the members of
       your family who were living at home last year, would the total be
       less than ten thousand dollars, between ten thousand dollars and
       twenty thousand dollars, between twenty thousand dollars and thirty
       thousand dollars, between thirty thousand dollars and forty thousand
       dollars, between forty thousand dollars and fifty thousand dollars,
       between fifty thousand dollars and seventy-five thousand dollars,
       between seventy-five thousand dollars and one hundred thousand
       dollars, between one hundred thousand dollars and one hundred and
       fifty thousand dollars, or would the total be more than that?

       Less than $10,000                     1     [217-218]
       Between $10,000 and $20,000           7
       Between $20,000 and $30,000           8
       Between $30,000 and $40,000           6
       Between $40,000 and $50,000           6
       Between $50,000 and $75,000          17
       Between $75,000 and $100,000         15
       Between $100,000 and $150,000        12
       More than $150,000                    8
         Not sure/refused                   20


  November 2008 Poll On Americans' Views of the Auto Industry

The accompanying poll results are from a survey conducted by the polling organization of Peter D. Hart Research Associates for General Motors on November 11 and 12, 2008. The survey was conducted by telephone among a cross section of 804 American adults.

The national sample for this poll was drawn in the following manner: 350 geographic points were randomly selected proportionate to the population of each region and, within each region, by size of place. Individuals were selected in accordance with a probability sample design that gives all landline telephone numbers (both listed and unlisted) an equal chance to be included. One adult, 18 years old or over, from each household was included, selected by a systematic procedure to provide a balance of respondents by sex.

The data's margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for 804 adults at the 95% confidence level. Sample tolerances for subgroups are larger.

Source: Peter D. Hart Research Associates

Too bad that the jaded media has given this ZERO coverage.

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All bought new:

'81 Grand Prix

'83 S-10

'86 Camaro

'89 Silverado

'91 S-10 (2!)

'94 S-10

'98 S-10

'02 Silverado

'03 ION Quad Coupe

'04 Colorado

'07 Sierra

'09 Cobalt

And I am more than willing to buy many more. In fact, I am counting on the ability to do so!

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All bought new:

'81 Grand Prix

'83 S-10

'86 Camaro

'89 Silverado

'91 S-10 (2!)

'94 S-10

'98 S-10

'02 Silverado

'03 ION Quad Coupe

'04 Colorado

'07 Sierra

'09 Cobalt

And I am more than willing to buy many more. In fact, I am counting on the ability to do so!

Impressive!

I left my earlier ones out when I posted.

1987 El Camino SS

1990 K3500 Silverado

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