Poll: 42 percent support Obama auto approach over Romney's

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Obama has focused heavily on the auto bailout in campaign speeches in Florida and Ohio Tuesday, telling supporters in Dayton that “we might not have an auto industry today” if Romney had been president in 2008.

The auto bailouts were first initiated under former President George W. Bush, but Obama has hammered Romney for a 2008 op-ed he wrote in the New York Times titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”


Romney has argued that he was suggesting a “managed bankruptcy” for the auto industry, but Obama has countered that only the federal government was able to float loans to the car companies during the economic panic of 2008.

The full poll can be read here.