4 in 10 back auto bailout in Michigan GOP primary



WASHINGTON (AP) — An exit poll of voters in Michigan’s Republican presidential primary is showing that more than 4 in 10 say they support the federal bailout of the auto industry.

Preliminary results of the survey also show that nearly 1 in 4 voters say they are from households with a union member.

The top contenders for the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, have said they oppose the influx of federal aid in 2008 and 2009 that kept General Motors and Chrysler afloat as both were foundering.

Early results of an exit poll in Arizona shows that voters in that state’s presidential primary were roughly evenly split over what to do about illegal immigration, a big issue in the border state.