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Drug trafficking seen as more important than illegal immigration in new poll

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Although Mexico equates their capture of drug-trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman with America’s capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, a majority of Americans still believe that Mexico is not trying hard enough to fight the illegal drug trade, a new poll reveals.

A survey conducted last Friday by Rasmussen Reports found that 65 percent of Americans believe the Mexican government has not been "aggressive enough in its efforts to stop illegal drug traffickers in Mexico."

Native Mexicans registered their opinion that the government of their country isn’t aggressive enough by polling only a 12 percent favorable response to the capture while the remainder isn’t sure.

Thirty-two percent believe that drug users in the United States shoulder the blame for drug violence in Mexico than Mexican drug dealers. Forty-nine percent blame the drug producers.

Interestingly, those 38 percent of those polled felt legalization of marijuana in the United States would help reduce drug-related violence in Mexico. Rasmussen also reported that 64 percent favor the use of the U.S. military to protect Americans if drug violence escalates along the border - 24 percent oppose it.

Since 2009, Americans have found the drug problem more important that illegal immigration.

That could be strategic for many candidates attempting to shelve the volatile illegal immigration problem searching for Hispanic votes in this year’s midterm elections this November.

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