Poll: Miami’s Cuban-Americans favor end to embargo
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
MIAMI (AP) – A new poll shows that most of Miami’s Cuban-Americans think the U.S. should end its embargo against the communist island.
According to a postelection poll of Cuban-Americans in Miami-Dade County, 55 percent of Cuban-Americans now think the U.S. embargo against Cuba should end - a profound shift in the heart of the Cuban exile community.
Most respondents were Republicans who voted against President-elect Barack Obama, yet 65 percent or more said the U.S. should drop restrictions on travel and money transfers, re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and establish dialogue about immigration and other critical issues.
The poll published Tuesday by the Brookings Institution and Florida International University surveyed 800 people - including 300 by cell phone - and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percent.