66% Oppose Mexican Trucks On U.S. Highways

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

President Obama on Monday concluded a mini-summit with the presidents of Canada and Mexico, but Americans don’t look too kindly on what their neighbors had at the top of their agendas.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 19% of Americans say the U.S. Congress should let trucks from Mexico cross the border and carry their loads on American highways, as Mexican President Felipe Calderon requested.

Sixty-six percent (66%) of U.S. adults oppose lifting the congressional ban on Mexican trucks operating in the United States. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure.

Men are more strongly opposed than women. At least seven-out of-10 voters ages 40 and older are against lifting the ban on Mexican trucks. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of investors agree.

Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Democrats say Mexican trucks should be allowed to cross the border and operate in the United States, compared to 11% of Republicans and 16% of those not affiliated with either party.

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Americans are only slightly more favorable toward Canadian President Stephen Harper’s request that Congress eliminate the “buy American