Auto Bailout Poll Shows Tepid Support

01/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The idea of providing federal aid to Detroit's auto makers has tepid support from Americans, mirroring the situation in Congress, where the emergency loans have backers but few champions.

According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 46% approve of giving aid to Detroit, compared with 42% who disapprove. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

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