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Survey: Mexicans Don’t Like, and Don’t Believe In, Trump’s Policies

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Feb 10, 2017, 2:04 pm
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Six out of 10 respondents said that they do believe the wall will be built at all. (Vargas al día).

EspañolThe Mexican people’s relationship with Donald Trump was bad to start, but it looks like it’s only getting worse.

A survey taken by the newspaper El Universal asked Mexicans what they thought about their country’s relationship with the United States and its new president.

In November, a few days before Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, 76 percent of Mexicans said that they had a bad/very bad opinion about him. But just three weeks into Trump’s term, and that percentage has increased to 86 percent.

Sixty-four percent of Mexicans said they agree with the decision for President Trump to cancel a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, but 20 percent disagree.

As for negotiations regarding Donald Trump and creating unity between the two countries, 55 percent of Mexicans said they believe that opposition parties should support Peña Nieto and 36 percent said they should only put conditions on the table that absolutely that support them.

On the other hand, 44 percent said that out of all of Donald Trump’s threats and actions, the one that most people remember is the border wall, while 11 percent referred to the deportation of Mexicans and 7 percent to punishment of undocumented immigrants.

While six out of 10 respondents think that the border wall will be built, 34 percent said they do not believe it will be built and six percent said that they don’t know.

 

Regarding the financing of the border wall, among the 54 percent who do believe that it will be built said that Mexico will pay and 40 percent said the United States will pay. Of those that do not believe it will be built, 68 percent of them believe that building what they consider is a “hypothetical border wall” will be paid for by Americans and 28 percent believe Mexico will pay for it.

In relation to the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 61 percent of those surveyed expressed support for Mexico remaining in the trade agreement and 31 percent want their country to abandon it.

Source: El Universal

Elena Toledo Elena Toledo

Educator by trade, social-media apprentice, activist for a democratic Honduras, and free thinker. Follow her on Twitter @NenaToledo.