Americans understand that the presence of Mexican trucks will make US highways more dangerous.
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. [66% Oppose Mexican Trucks On U.S. Highways, Rasmussen Reports, August 13, 2009 ]
For a preview of an increasingly hazardous future, see Early Warning: Victims of Mexican Trucks Remembered.