Research shows changing US attitudes to Cuba
Campaign News | Thursday, 4 December 2008
Extracts from the 2008 Cuba/US Transition Poll New Report Cites Political and Foreign Policy benefits of changing the U.S. approach to Cuba
Those interviewed favored, by a majority, ending restrictions on remittances and on travel to, and establishing diplomatic relations and engaging in direct talks with, Cuba. By a majority, they thought that the embargo had not worked "at all" and opposed continuing the policy. A majority were US citizens, registered to vote, and Republican, and they voted for John McCain and for their Republilcan Congressional candidates.
Would you favor or oppose ending current restrictions on sending money to Cuba for Cuban Americans?
Would you favor or oppose ending current restrictions on travel to Cuba for Cuban Americans?
What about for all Americans? Would you favor or oppose ending current restrictions on travel to Cuba for all Americans?
Overall, do you think the U.S. embargo of Cuba has worked very well, well, not very well, or not at all?
Very Well 9%
Not Very Well 23%
Not At All 56%
Do you favor or oppose continuing the U.S. embargo of Cuba?
Do you favor or oppose the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba?
Should the U.S. government and the Cuban government engage in direct talks about migration and other critical questions?
Are you a U.S. citizen?
Are you registered to vote?
Not registered to vote 24%
Registered to vote 76%
Are you registered as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or with some other party?
In the presidential election, did you vote for John McCain or Barack Obama, or did you not vote for either?
In voting for the US Congress House of Representatives, did you vote for the republican or democrat in your district, or was the representative already chosen for your district?
Republican candidate 72%
Democratic candidate 28%
Report carried out by Brookings / Cuba Study Group / Florida International University poll of Cuban Americans in Miami-Dade.