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Toplines - Mexican Drug Violence - January 8-9, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted January 8-9, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news stories about the growing level of drug-related violence in Mexico?

19% Very closely
24% Somewhat closely

31% Not very closely

23% Not at all
3% Not sure

2* How concerned are you that this violence will spill over into the United States?

35% Very concerned

32% Somewhat concerned

18% Not very concerned

9% Not at all concerned

6% Not sure

3* Which concerns you more – illegal immigration or drug violence?

37% Illegal immigration

52% Drug violence

11% Not sure

4* If the drug violence in Mexico continues to grow, should the U.S. military be used along the border with Mexico?

58% Yes
22% No
20% Not sure

5* Should the United States continue building a fence along the Mexican border?

60% Yes
26% No
13% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence