Monday, February 25, 2013
After 49 months of the Obama administration, a new poll reveals that the same percentage of Americans would like to move to another country as, say, Mexicans would like to move to the United States
The new Gallup survey finds that slightly more than one-in-ten Americans are willing to emigrate somewhere else. That 11% is the same figure as Gallup found desirous of moving abroad among Mexicans, who are by far the largest immigrant group in the United States. But here's a key difference: The 11% figure among Americans has held steady in recent years. But among Mexicans, the same percentage willing to leave home is only about half of what it was in 2007, meaning Mexicans have become more satisfied with staying there. One reason for this is that the Mexican economy has been doing better than the U.S. economy over the past few years which has given them a better job situation. The job situation in the United States has severely worsened under the newly re-elected Barack Obama. The latest monthly U.S. unemployment figures were revised upward to 7.9% again. This compares to Mexico's falling jobless rate of only 6%.