You're probably not likely to read about the latest Zogby poll in the usual sources since it tends to cast a great deal of doubt on those who support massive illegal immigration from Mexico. Namely, is it wise to import millions of people who have a low opinion of Americans? Why not import people who have a high opinion of America and support our people and our system? Why ask for trouble when it's not really necessary?
Seventy percent of Americans said the U.S. is wealthier because there is plenty of opportunity and work available in the United States, but 62 percent of Mexicans said the U.S. is wealthier because it exploits others, the Zogby poll said.
...a majority of Americans want U.S. lawmakers to crack down on illegal immigration. Sixty-two percent of Americans said they favor "more restrictive" immigration policies, the Zogby poll said.
...84 percent of Americans said they held a positive view of the Mexican people, but only 36 percent of Mexicans had a positive view of Americans.
-- 78 percent of Americans consider Mexicans hard-working, but only 26 percent of Mexicans consider Americans hard-working.
-- 18 percent of Americans consider Mexicans racist, while 73 percent of Mexicans see American as racist.
-- 42 percent of Americans see Mexicans as honest, while only 16 percent of Mexicans see Americans as honest.
Similar percentages blame either corruption or government policies for their countries' problems. Only half of Mexicans want to have a "strong relationship" with the U.S.; Americans favor that by 62 percent.
I know that "liberals" are real daredevils, but aren't we playing with fire here? Shouldn't we only allow people to settle here who respect our laws and our society? Shouldn't we have even the barest of standards other than just having a low-wage job?
If you support illegal immigration or massive immigration from Mexico, do you really think you're doing what's in the best interests of this country?
UPDATE: In the intro to this post I forgot that those on the other side are quite adept. Reuters spins the poll in the bestest way they can find: "Americans, Mexicans oppose border fence: poll". Oddly enough, they don't mention the "more restrictive immigration policies" that most Americans support. Nor do they mention almost all of the other data points that point to the absolute foolishness of unrestricted immigration from Mexico. I should have known, I really should have known.