What Mexicans think of Obama

What Mexicans think of Obama

I just read these statistics from a survey done by Reforma, a local newspaper here in Mexico City, about what Mexicans think of President Barack Obama.

Two out of three Mexicans have a favorable opinion of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

When asked, “What is your opinion of the President of the United States?”, 65% responded “very good” or “good”.

Thirteen percent said “okay.” Seven percent said “bad” or “really bad”, and 15% responded, “I don’t know.”

In the same study, 66% of the people interviewed consider that the relationship between Mexico and the United States is “very good/good”. Fifteen percent said “normal”, a 14% said “bad/very bad”. Five percent did not respond to the question.

(The survey was conducted March 28th by telephone to 850 respondents from all over Mexico and has a margin of error of +/- 3%)

Source (in Spanish)

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Obama and Mexico

Obama won the presidency of the United States Tuesday night, which has huge implications for the entire world, as well as Mexico.

But, something else happened that day in Mexico City that impacts the future of this country’s politics.

A small plane crash landed in Mexico City Tuesday night. It was carrying Juan Camilo Mourino, the interior minister (like the Secretary of State) in Felipe Calderon’s government and one of the prospective candidates for the presidency in the next elections. He was also the person who used to be in charge of fighting drugs.

He was a good friend of the president, and his death has impacted all of Mexico and their government. It will be interesting to see what impact this has on Mexican politics. I know for sure he will be missed by the current president of this country.