The poll also had 86 percent responding in the affirmative to the question, "Insecurity is Mexicans' greatest worry and the government's foremost task". That's also a bit odd, because most polls (though not all; I believe Pew is a prominent exception) show the economy as the nation's principal challenge, and 86 percent is a huge majority. The language is perhaps part of the explanation; it asked about the population at larger rather than, What is your biggest problem?
Monday, September 6, 2010
According to a BGC-Excélsior poll, 88 percent of the nation believes in the frontal combat of organized crime. That seems like an extraordinarily high number, and it's worth remembering that all of the media outlets belonging to Grupo Empresarial Ángeles are generally mano dura. Nonetheless, even if the sample was cooked a bit, it's a reminder that there isn't much of a constituency as yet for calling off the dogs.