Monday, May 2, 2011

Crime Polling

El Universal just released a new crime poll, which had a number of interesting findings: 63 percent agree with Calderón's call to say Ya basta!, or, Enough already! to organized crime. At the same time, 28 percent of those polled said his government is responsible for the violence, compared to only 24 who blamed the criminal groups themselves. Sixty-two percent said that the drug dealers are winning the fight against organized crime, while just 21 percent said Calderón's government is. Those numbers were 50 and 32 percent, respectively, in January of 2010.

At the same time, 80 percent expressed support for the army being deployed on the streets, while 86 percent said the army should support the fight against drug trafficking. Despite the emergence of another anti-violence movement in recent weeks, the constituency for a radical and immediate change of direction doesn't seem to exist.


Malcolm said...

correct me if you think i'm wrong but i think the anti-violence movements are all armchair liberals in places like DF. They know nothing about the drug war nor do they care, they just pretend to. Total fraudes.

pc said...

I don't know if that applies to all of them, but I will say that I never met too many people echoing that line in Torreon. I just think it gets much more complicated than No mas sangre or any simple slogan once you take a longer look at the issue of insecurity.