Four out of five motorists voted against the Governmentâ€™s decision to extend the car scrappage scheme in a survey by Motorpoint.
Earlier this week, Business Secretary Lord Mandelson announced an additional Â£100m would be made available for the scheme taking the total funding to Â£400m.
But an online poll of 2120 people by Motorpoint found that 86% are firmly against using more public funds to bail out car makers.
Only 14% of people backed the move.
â€œIt is clear from the results of the poll that the majority of people believe the car scrappage scheme had achieved its goal and didnâ€™t see the sense in using more taxpayersâ€™ money to subside manufacturersâ€™ sales,â€ said David Shelton, Motorpoint MD.
“Therefore, the decision to provide an additional Â£100m worth of funding seems baffling and on closer inspection would appear to be nothing more than an act of electioneering.â€