May 3, 2013 | By Dina Smeltz

Ay Chihuahua! US Views of Mexico At Lowest Point Since 1994

In advance of President Obama’s visit to Mexico later this week, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in conjunction with The Wilson Center, today released a public opinion survey brief on Americans’ views toward Mexico. Findings show Americans’ overall views of Mexico are at their lowest point ever in Chicago Council Surveys dating back to 1994. It also finds relatively few Americans are aware that Mexico is one of our top trading partners. For more information, see the full report here.

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