U.S. automakers are facing a tough time trying to persuade lawmakers on Capitol Hill to give them funding to boost their struggling businesses.
The American public is also skeptical.
A poll taken this week found a majority of Americans opposing the use of government money to help Detroit’s automakers.
The poll, taken by CNN/Opinion Research on Monday and Tuesday, found that 61% oppose federal loan assistance and 36% favor it.
“Seven in 10 say that a bailout would be unfair to American taxpayers,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.
The poll, which has a margin of error of 3 percentage points, found the greatest opposition in the West, at 67%, and among Republicans, at 70%.