Voters strongly believe drug cartels are now the most powerful force in Mexico and that the U.S. military should be used to stop the drug-related violence they expect to cross our southern border.
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Voters here strongly criticize Mexico’s efforts to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking and like President Trump’s idea of using tariffs to get the Mexicans to toughen up.
President Trump has ordered the National Guard to the border with Mexico to help stop illegal immigration, but support for using the military there has fallen dramatically. Few voters think it would be a boost to U.S. national security.
Voters here are strongly critical of Mexico’s efforts to keep illegal drugs and illegal immigrants out of the United States, and just over half agree with President Trump that NAFTA is a good weapon to use to make our southern neighbor clean up its act.
Voters feel more strongly these days that Mexico is a U.S. ally but are less sure about the benefits of the NAFTA trade deal with our southern neighbor which President Trump has vowed to renegotiate. Many suspect the U.S.-Mexico relationship is going to take a turn for the worse over the next year.
Most voters aren’t as insistent as President Trump but think Mexico should pay for at least some of the new border wall. Perhaps in part that’s because they still question Mexico’s willingness to stop illegal immigration.
Americans are feeling friendlier toward Mexico these days but still think it should offset the cost to the United States of the illegal immigrants it’s sending our way.
Most U.S. voters think the Mexican government doesn’t do enough to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking and favor stopping foreign aid to our southern neighbor until it does more to prevent illegal border crossings.
Just 14% of Likely U.S. Voters think the Mexican government wants to stop its citizens from illegally entering the United States, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifty-five percent (55%) say Mexico is not interested in stopping illegal immigration. But 31% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 800 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on January 5-6, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Despite the Mexican government’s capture over the weekend of perhaps the world’s most powerful drug lord, U.S. voters still strongly believe Mexico is not trying hard enough to fight the illegal drug trade.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters do not believe the Mexican government has been aggressive enough in its efforts to stop illegal drug traffickers in Mexico. Just 12% think the Mexicans have been aggressive enough in their anti-drug efforts. Twenty-two percent (22%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 24-25, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
President Obama met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto late last week to discuss ways to reduce violence and drug trafficking along the border and stressed his continued support for immigration legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants now in the United States. However, fewer Americans than ever view Mexico as an ally of the United States, and most still don’t believe the Mexican government wants to stop the flow of illegal immigrants.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% of Americans view Mexico as an ally of the United States. Eight percent (8%) see the southern neighbor as an enemy. A bare majority (52%) thinks Mexico is somewhere in between the two. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 2-3, 2013, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it is halting funding of the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, but 59% of Americans believe the United States should continue to build that fence.
President Obama on Monday concluded a mini-summit with the presidents of Canada and Mexico, but Americans don’t look too kindly on what their neighbors had at the top of their agendas.
Just 30% of U.S. voters say drug users in the United States are more to blame for growing drug violence in Mexico than the drug producers themselves.
A majority of Americans (52%) now worry more about drug violence coming over the border from Mexico than illegal immigrants, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.