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.