Mexicans don't feel too good about their country these days: More than two-thirds think the country's crime, drugs, economics, and corruption are "a big problem." But most agree that things look greener on the other side of the border fence.
Most believe life is better in the United States. Close to six-in-ten (57%) say that people who move from Mexico enjoy a better life in the U.S., up from 51% in 2007. And the vast majority of those who are in regular contact with friends and relatives living in the U.S. say those friends and relatives have largely achieved their goals.
A substantial minority of Mexicans say that if they had the means and opportunity to go live in the U.S. they would do so, and more than half of those who would migrate if they had the chance say they would do so without authorization.
Not only do they want to be with us, Mexicans love our president:
In a pattern found throughout much of the world, President Barack Obama receives considerably more favorable reviews than his predecessor, George W. Bush. Interestingly, however, Mexico is one of the few countries included in the survey where the U.S. as a country receives higher marks than President Obama or the American people.
Sadly, Obama is following in his predecessor's footstep, with continued crackdowns on illegals.