Anti-Trump march in Mexico City earlier this year. Anti-Trump march in Mexico City earlier this year.

Trump’s rating in MX lowest of 37 nations

Pew survey finds just 5% of Mexicans view Trump favorably, study's lowest ever

Donald Trump is an unpopular leader worldwide compared to other recent presidents of the United States but nowhere is he more unpopular than in Mexico.

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A new Pew Research Center survey numerically confirms the common knowledge that President Trump is not very popular in this country.

The nonpartisan fact tank conducted a survey among 40,448 respondents in 37 countries around the globe between February and May of this year to elicit perceptions of President Trump as well as attitudes towards the United States and the American people.

The data shows that dissatisfaction with Trump seems to have affected Mexican’s attitudes to the United States more generally.

While results for Mexico follow the same broad pattern as other nations, they tend to reflect an even lower perception of the superpower and its leadership than other surveyed countries.

Just 5% of respondents in Mexico said that they had confidence in Trump in international affairs, the lowest confidence rating of any U.S. president in Mexico since the organization began surveying here.

Mexico’s view of Trump was the lowest of the 37 countries surveyed and is more than four times lower than the 22% median that Trump received across the survey.

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Ninety-one per cent of surveyed Mexicans think that Trump is arrogant, 85% say he is intolerant and 83% consider him dangerous. The figures for Mexico are among the highest of all surveyed countries.

Trump is regarded as a strong leader — 77% think so — but just 11% think he is charismatic, 11% that he is well qualified to be president and just 8% believe that he cares about ordinary people.

Mexico’s confidence rating in former president Barack Obama reached a peak of 55% at the start of his term while the lowest rating given to his predecessor, George W. Bush, was 16%, well above Trump’s score.

Mexico’s favorability rating towards the U.S. has also slumped dramatically in the space of just two years. Mexicans’ general attitude towards their northern neighbor has dropped from 66% in 2015 to just 30% today.

Forty-two per cent of respondents indicated that their view of the U.S. was very unfavorable, a seven-fold increase on 2015 numbers.

The survey also found that a median of 76% of respondents across all countries indicated that they were opposed to Trump’s plan to build a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border and no country among those surveyed had a majority who supported the wall.

Overall just 16% of respondents endorsed the president’s plan.

Unsurprisingly, the figure was rather higher in Mexico where 94% were opposed.

Other Mexican attitudes towards the U.S. have also experienced a downturn: 41% of Mexican respondents had a favorable view of the American people, a fall of 18 points since 2013.

In Mexico, steep drops in U.S. favorability and confidence in U.S. president

Positive attitudes towards the spread of United States ideas and culture — otherwise known as soft power — also experienced a decline, from 41% in 2013 to just 26% today.

However, younger people tend to have a more positive attitude with 38% of those aged 18 to 29 indicating a positive perception of U.S. influence in that area, reflecting a common global trend.

Further findings of the survey as they relate to Mexicans:

• Only 25% like American democratic ideas.

• 32% think that the United States government respects the personal freedoms of its people, down 24% on 2015 numbers.

• 57% of respondents like American pop culture such as music, movies and television.

• 80% disapprove of Trump’s plan to withdraw from trade pacts.

• 76% disapprove of tighter immigration restrictions on citizens of Muslim majority nations.

• 67% believe that relations between the two countries will get worse, 26% believe they will stay the same and just 4% think the relationship will get better.

• 30% had confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel to do the right thing on the world stage, 23% expressed confidence in Chinese President Xi Jinping and 19% in Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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  • Pesobill

    Who cares what the ghetto country Mexico feels about the President of the USA ! At least he is not the fruitcake Penis Nieto is !! They have a real mouse there .. Mexicans stay home , don’t come here !! Don’t shop here !!
    I hope Trump follows through and squashes the opportunistic parasite to the South and installs large tariffs and ends the invasion by Mexico’s ignorant opportunists . I personally will avoid any products and produce from Mexihole ..Sick of this cancer like malignancy that preys on our country ..

    • gravy graves

      as an expat living in Mexico because I can’t afford to live in the country I defended from the red hoards as a Marine I find your comments offensive …. I could go on about how wonderful Mexico is ,but prefer to leave you with your tiny unsubstantiated opinions so I won’t have to bump into you as a tourist …. you might like it and stay … enough of you small minded idiots have seen the light and decided to stay

      • DeplorableVI

        I love liberals like you who love Mexico because you can easily exploit the low cost of living and abuse the Mexican natives who are trying to skimp by, first the Mexican population is abused by their own ruling class than what’s left over is seriously abused by cheap Cheesy exploitive low class high crass dogs like you.

        • gravy graves

          kiss my Marine corps ass . you must be a low life, bottom feeding,mouth breathing piece of trailer trash …… write again when your roof falls in

    • Mike S

      What a sad, bigoted, depressed, tiny, insecure mind you have. According to the article, the whole world is starting to feel this way about Rump. The Fox News Rump base are an ignorant, fearful, and gullible group devoid of any critical thinking skills. I have been traveling to Mexico for 50 years, lived there twice, speak passable Spanish, have had lots of Mexican friends, and even had a few serious Mexican girl friends. Each country has it pluses and minuses. The Mexican people and culture are wonderful. Both countries have their problems. Mx is poorer but I find the culture richer. Try and judge each person individually and you’ll be much better off.

    • Settle down now, Pesobill. Take a powder, and everything will be better mañana.

    • gypsyken

      Many of us whites who live in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and think that the U.S. is still some semblance of a democracy regularly cross the border to do our shopping in Mexico. There is no indication that we will stop doing that, at least until the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, and corrupt orange-headed fascist monster who occupies the U.S. presidency orders his gestapo, ICE, to stop us, which would likely result in violence.

      • DeplorableVI

        Eskimos crossed from Alaska to visit relatives in Russia all during the Cold War.

      • ben

        ICE would have the hospital come & take you away. old white trash making trouble.

        • gypsyken

          Yes, the German Nazis had their Gestapo, and the white supremacist regime ruling the U.S. has ICE. I’m surprised you would admit it.

          • ben

            ICE is trying to deport the gangs, i support them. go trump!!

    • ben

      the corps invite them for cheap labor. the drug dealer m13 gangs get in as well. who else will distribute the drugs? after all the US mayors need the payoffs. thats why the PD will not cooperate in santuary cities. no one is deporting middle aged cleaning ladies.

  • I am Mexican and a big Trump fan. Most Mexicans who react negatively to Trump are doing it emotionally, not because they actually know what they’re talking about.

    • gypsyken

      Wrong. Those who oppose the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, and corrupt orange-headed fascist monster who currently occupies the U.S. presidency oppose him because they do know what they are talking about.

      • Jeepers, Ken. You’re don’t appear to be one of those good folks who accept that others can embrace opinions different than yours. It’s your way or the highway, huh? Have you burned any cars on the street lately? Tossed any bricks through storefronts?

        No? Well, give it time.

        • gypsyken

          I hold that people are entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts, and the problem with supporters of the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, and corrupt orange-headed fascist monster who occupies the presidency of the U.S. is that they insist on what they call “alternative facts,” which are actually fictions. For a list of the lies that the monster has told just since his inauguration, which his supporters defend, published in the New York Times, go to https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/23/opinion/trumps-lies.html?_r=1. And the monster himself has repeatedly urged his supporters to use violence against dissenters, as documented in another article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/06/29/sarah-huckabee-sanders-says-trump-has-never-encouraged-any-form-of-violence-she-is-very-wrong/?utm_term=.46edfb1b979d&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1.

          • cooncats

            What a stupid ranter you are. LOL

          • gypsyken

            Calling me a “stupid ranter” does not refute the facts I have stated, which, of course, you cannot do, so, like the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, and corrupt orange-headed fascist monster who you support, you have no recourse other than name-calling, just as he does in his tweets.

          • cooncats

            “And your response to being told your reaction is negative is an emotion laden, fact deficient rant. Thanks for demonstrating exactly what Felipe was pointing out.”

            True, you may not be stupid but you sure show evidence of being a dangerous nut job. Planning on shooting some Republicans soon?

          • gypsyken

            Instead of calling me names, Dan Houck, why don’t you seek to refute any of the blatant lies told by the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, and corrupt orange-headed fascist monster who you support that are listed in the N.Y. Times article, or any of his calls to violence against dissenters that are listed in the Washington Post article? You can’t do that, because each of them is documented in a video and/or in print. As to violence, are you aware of the new ad by the monster-supporting NRA that calls for white supremacy and for armed violence against those who oppose it? Even NRA members are objecting to it.

          • gypsyken
          • DeplorableVI

            Have you been keeping up with the almost daily retractions coming from the failed lying main stream media?

          • gypsyken

            Another “alternative fact” offered by a deplorable supporter of the utterly disgusting, despicable , abhorrent, loathsome, venal, corrupt, and racist orange-headed fascist monster who occupies, temporarily, the presidency of the U.S. It refers to ONE report retracted by CNN, NOT because it had been shown to be incorrect, but because its reporters had not met CNN’s editorial standards. Compare that ONE incident to the hundreds of documented lies told by the monster January 21 to June 21: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/23/opinion/trumps-lies.html?_r=1.

          • ben

            speaking of name calling……….

          • gypsyken

            I do not own or use a gun, and I do not advocate violence. However, I feel no sorrow whatever for anything negative that happens to a Republican congressman whose objective is to make the rich richer, end programs that help the poor and disadvantaged, and put Social Security in the clutches of the vultures at Goldman Sachs.

          • kcjmc

            And to quote the far-left-biased NYT! What a joke!

          • ben

            trump has a sense of humor, its not always appropriate. in spite of that he won.

        • ben

          hes too old to join antifa- he missed his time.

      • cooncats

        And your response to being told your reaction is negative is an emotion laden, fact deficient rant. Thanks for demonstrating exactly what Felipe was pointing out.

  • DeplorableVI

    Mexico was sympathetic to Hitler’s Nazi germany, just short of open support and alignment with the Axis forces. German prisoners of war knew if they could escape from Arizona and Texen prisoner camps and slip into Mexico the Mexican government would assure them safe passage home. And Mexico City was a Nazi and Japanese spy center. Jap/Nazi spies were given the keys to the city.

    • gypsyken

      The only people more despicable than the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, and corrupt orange-headed fascist monster who occupies the U.S.presidency are those who defend him.

      • ben

        seems you have a repitition problem. you have no argument but to name call. what did trump ever do to you? nothing.

        • gypsyken

          Just for starters, the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, corrupt, and racist orange-headed fascist monster is harming me, as well as every other human on the planet, by rejecting the scientifically-established fact of anthropogenic climate warming.

          • ben

            you already said that like 10 times? youre old & you repeat. trump hasnt harmed you, dont flatter yourself. too hot? thats the way summers roll. have a good one. your friends miss you in mexico.

          • gypsyken

            Because of anthropogenic climate warming, each summer is hotter than the one before it.
            2017 will set a new heat record, just as 2016 did, and 2015 before that. Trump is harming the entire world by removing restrictions on the emission of green house gasses into the atmosphere, which increases climate warming, and urging the emission of more of them by urging the burning of coal. He’s also removed restrictions on polluting rivers with industrial waste, and shortages of potable water are in the offing. I am old, but I haven’t been conned by the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, corrupt, and racist orange-headed fascist monster who occupies the presidency of the U.S., though hopefully not for much longer. I would feel at home among the 95% of the Mexican population that abhors him.

          • ben

            summer of 1998 was over 100 degrees F for days @ a time. several years later it was very cool untill august. this was in the NE. global warming a business. time mag wrote artical in 1974 about entering another ice age.

          • ben

            sooo weather getting you down? that old donald is @ it again.

          • ben

            i reject climate warming. be afraid be very afraid. coming to your door……..

    • kcjmc

      Mexico rolls with whomever it perceives as “winning” and/or has the most dinero from which it can mooch/loot.

  • gypsyken

    The survey also found that only 43% of Canadians have a positive view of the U.S., and only 22% have a favorable opinion of the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, and corrupt orange-headed fascist monster who occupies the U.S. presidency. Once again, Canadians are showing themselves to be wiser than Americans.

  • cooncats

    I’m just sorry that our Mexican friends have been conned into thinking they are entitled to emigrate illegally to the U.S., demonstrate on American streets against American citizens and the U.S. flag, and collect all manner of handouts from the U. S. taxpayer.

    Meanwhile, back here in Mexico, the country is singled out for brutal treatment of its own immigrants by Amnesty International, caught coaching border jumpers how not to be caught by U.S. authorities and demanding compliance with Mexican immigration laws, which we expats do almost to a man, and putting Cubans on airplanes and sending them home while screaming loudly when the U.S. does the same with Mexican gang bangers.

    And let’s don’t forget their whining about trade while they siphon several hundred billion per year out of the U.S. and pull all sorts of protectionist crap to keep U.S. goods out of Mexico.

    Really, the hypocrisy is world class. But if I ran a country that has failed its own people so badly that tens of million of them have left in order to make a living I’d be looking for every scapegoat I could find. So it is no surprising the political class and their lap dog media spend all their time bitching about Trump and very little time cleaning up their own act.

    Anyway, I do apologize for previous leftist administrations that fostered this idea Mexico is entitled to flout U.S. law and sponge off the American taxpayer at will while making damn sure the rules are different when going in the other direction. Now it is time for you all to grow up, give up the idea you are entitled to special treatment and act like a mature and capable country. Start by rooting out the amazing corruption in government here and multi billion annual theft of public money. Then maybe your folks will want to come home and/or stay home.

    • gypsyken

      If you actually have any Mexican friends, Dan Houck, they are obviously among the five out of a hundred Mexicans who, for some reason, perhaps hatred of their country or its corrupt politicians, express approval of the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, corrupt, and racist orange-headed fascist monster who, temporarily, occupies the U.S. presidency.

      • cooncats

        My Mexican friends are a lot more caustic and damning about government here than I am. And you are a nut job Ken Crosby, I can see why you ran back to the U.S. Better psychiatrists there.

        • gypsyken

          I returned to the U.S. because my friend died, leaving me, at age 88, alone in my motorhome, and because I needed to use my Medicare, for which I have been paying for 24 years but cannot be used in Mexico (and if the Republicans had their way, would be terminated in the U.S.).

        • ben

          thats ken cosby??? i once spoke w/him on the phone. he sounded kind of normal. hes from the bronx correct? the rants & repeatition are age related. not worth the time. didnt know ken was that much older than me.

    • kcjmc

      Well, said! Bravo!

  • alance

    Mexico has the worst press of 37 nations because they get most of their American perspective from CNN.

    • alance

      The NYT is going broke because of all of their lies about Trump and it’s only being kept afloat because of a Mexican billionaire.

      • gypsyken

        Another lie by a deplorable supporter of the utterly disgusting, despicable, abhorrent, loathsome, venal, corrupt, and racist orange-headed fascist monster who occupies, temporarily, the presidency of the U.S. and who has told hundreds of documented lies January 21-June 21: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/23/opinion/trumps-lies.html?_r=1. Consider, on the other hand, the nose dive in the ratings of the Faux News propaganda channel that supports the monster and those associated with it, such as Bill O’Reilly. The monster’s deplorable supporters are, to put it mildly, slow learners, but some of them are learning, as shown by the decreasing support for him revealed in polls.

        • DeplorableVI

          You sound like an indignant woman.

      • ben

        they retracted most of the russia business. now on to unfit impeach.

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