Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

8 out of 10 Mexicans want to maintain or increase drug war, says survey

Saturday, May 26, 2012 |

A survey by the Office of Strategic Communications showed that 78 percent of people in Mexico, wants to increase or maintain the fight against organized crime, while 13 percent considered it necessary to suspend it, and another 9 percent did not answer.

Meanwhile, the question "Do you think that violence could be reduced if a ceasefire wre agreed on with the drug dealers?" 45 percent believe that it could decrease, while 48 percent say violence would not be reduced  in the country and 7 percent did not answer.

... The telephone survey, carried out on May 22, included 800 adults, who reside throughout the Mexican Republic. The study has a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of + / -3.46.

Original Spanish Milenio Report and access to download complete survey: 8 de cada 10 mexicanos quiere que se mantenga o incremente guerra contra el narco




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19 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

What kind if agreement would that be,and would the next Mexican pres. Be willing to read it out loud at the next world summit...just to show everybody how their new government is willing to pollute the planet with drugs.

Anonymous said...

So all the need to do is kill the other 20% before the country emplodes. Geter dun

Anonymous said...

que no mamen

Anonymous said...

Soy Mexicano y quiero que la guerra contra el crimen organizado siga tal y como se esta haciendo.

Anonymous said...

Keep it going, eradicate all the bad guys.

Anonymous said...

Good. Those are encouraging numbers.

Despite the shock cartel violence, murdering of opposition, corruption of the soft press & government, the citizens see exactly how dangerous these gangsters are.

Anonymous said...

Bull Shit...The public wants this Stupid War on Drugs to end. What a crock of shit! And this was a telephone survey. I wonder what percentage of homes in Mexico have phones? Survey the ones that are dirt poor that have no phones. Total Propaganda. LOL, not all of us are idiots and believe it because it was published in the news. I guess they are trying to say the mexican public is so stupid that they choose war and mayhem for 15 more years over peace, jobs, a revitalized economy, and a return to incomes from tourism so that the leaders can boast of bravery while they rob the country blind. This is total egregious propaganda. Let me see, keep killing anyone and everyone innocent or not in the name of Winning the Way on Drugs when all the politicians and military leaders are directly involved. If you believe this bullshit, you need to get I AM A DUMB-SHIT tattooed on your f****** forehead.

Anonymous said...

4:46 PM...Duh, it is already polluted. All it is about is who actually will get the most profits. Wake up before you flush yourself down the toilet. Drugs are here to stay, and they mean more to 30% of the people than their jobs and even their families. Not to mention, the judges, lawyers, parole and probation officers, prison guards, street cops, DEA, FBI, Military, Wall Street investors, drug dealers and so on. They and all the government systems like it just like it is and they will continue to sensationalize it to keep all the dumb-ass followers believing they are trying to control drugs and crime while they all in their own way take their payoff. I personally am real tire of footing the tab for this 40 year plus scam that has cost the US it's middle class. I am tired of them thinking that Americans are so stupid they will fall for any propaganda and scare tactics.

6:52 PM... Please stay away from the toilet, cuz you will flush yourself for sure. Just as you think Mexico needs to "eradicate all the bad guys" I think the US needs to "eradicate all it's dumb-asses."

Ovemex said...

@ 7:43 pm

Hey, I hear what you are saying..and yes, the survey was 800 people out of 110 million + (pretty damn marginal I know)....

But at the same time.what do we do? just stop and hope and pray it ends? that the cartels will suddenly be nice with each-other?

Although Calderon made it offical and it has become a bloodbath, This war didnt begin 6 years ago. It started decades ago.

It got more heated, and we, unkowingly or maybe knowingly let it happen. We turned blinds eye as long as it doesnt affect me or mine, it doesnt exist..Now it affects ALL of us.

This has caused an 'awakening'...Lines of rich vs poor, educated vs uneducated, etc, etc, are starting to change..people here are uniting (especially w/social media) and realizing we can and do make a difference.

the time has come to open our eyes and really see the truth. Mexico is 110+ million strong with a quoted 1.5-2 m narcos..

If change is to occur, it will be within the PEOPLE..a revolution of minds and action.

Saludos y Paz amigo!

DD said...

come on anon. 7;58, tell us what you really think. Don't hold back.

Anonymous said...

I live in Mexico and I have never heard that.. not from any one.. that's total Bullshit..
everybody wants peace even if it means the Government makes a deal with the narco's.

Ovemex said...

@ 8:45pm

Im aqui too, hermano...and YES, we want peace!! WE NEED PEACE..

The survey, like I said is pretty damn comical. 800 people, BUT...

People ARE not only looking for peace..but change, and are starting to see change does not happen for the blind (de perdido donde yo 'stoy)

Saludos!

Anonymous said...

Then How is it that the PRI is ahead in the POLLS?? This is Weird??

Anonymous said...

You make perfect sense overmex. People love to think the shit will just go away if the army goes away. Not true. These scum bastards wil be victorious and take more control then ever. The killing will continue beginning with everyone who ever said a negative thing about them. The fighting between cartels will continue , because they are consumed by greed. Do you actually think that after years of killing each other they will be at peace.

Anonymous said...

When will people learn that the violence in Mexico has nothing to do with Felipe Calderon or the PAN party, most of the violence is committed and started by criminals. The PAN party has exposed the PRI controlled states and their corruption and injustice, lawlessness that thrives in the local institutions and police. How the hell does a country have an 90% unconvicted murder rate? The PAN party has exposed what is wrong with Mexico and the citizens don't like it.

Anonymous said...

Office of Strategic Propaganda or the Office of Perennial Misinformation? Let's just quote cifras from reliable sources like... Televisa? Polling is an entire field of study because of its complexities, and far too many people have far too little knowledge of how polls are constructed and how numbers can be interpreted and massaged. How many Mexicans want the slaughter to end? How many believe that it is possible to win a government war against drug smugglers? How many people think the United States is really in charge of running and funding the war? And how many believe elected officials at state and national levels have dealings with cartels? I'd like to see the questions that were posed.

Anonymous said...

Saludos y Paz amigo!.
There is the answer.Sweep all the bad,corrupt politicos away and start a peoples Revolution.Sometimes it is dirty,but it can be done.How else can yo fix this shit.It aint goin away,unless by force.Then again,,Mexico,you is fucked.

Anonymous said...

cartels will always keep fighting "rutas" even if the war on drugs ends.....

My opinion is that we need a mexican president that is gana have the balls n the intelligence to gather GUZMAN, ZAMBADA, COSTILLA, MORENO, BELTRAN, ESPARAGOZA, AND CARILLO, at the same table n come to an agreement' saying!

SENORES!
LOS EH LLAMADO ESTA TARDE POR QUE ESTA GUERRA TIENE QUE TERMINAR,

YO EL PRECIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA LES ASIGNARE SUS TERRITORIOS A CADA UNO DE USTEDES

Y CUIDADITO SE ME CRUSEN LA RAYA!

EL QUE NO RESPETE ESTA TREGUA'
LES VOY AMETER EL EJERCITO Y MARINA A SU TERITORIO PARA QUE ME LOS TRAIGA Y POR MI MADRE QUE EN CUANTO LES CAIGA LOS MILITARES DENSEN UN BALASO EL LA CABEZA POR QUE CON MIGO SE LA VAN A PELAR AMI ME RESPETAN PUTOS!!
POR QUE USTEDES SIN MI AYUDA NO SON NADA PERROS!!.....

ya horale!!
Ya stuvo, ala chingada pa fuera
Que tengo muchas cosas que aser......

Anonymous said...

At this point the only question the Mexican people should be asked is......do you want NATO to take over your government.

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