About 65 percent of #US Population Support Stronger Ties with #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

About 65 percent of the U.S. voters, among them more than 6 of 10 Republicans, reportedly support the relations with Cuba, re-established by the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama (2009-2017).

A new national survey issued by Morning Consult Company and published today by Engage Cuba coalition showed that only 18 percent of U.S. citizens reject the reestablishments of the relations with Cuba undertaken by the former leader.

The study, which involved 1.973 U.S. voters, showed that 64 percent of Republicans back such policy that ease the traveling restrictions and trade with Cuba, while 22 percent reject them.

It also found that 61 percent of those polled supported the total lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington on the island more than half a century ago, with only 19 percent opposed to the end of that policy.

Among Republicans, more than half, 55 percent, are in favor of the elimination of the blockade, compared to 26 percent that wants its continuity.

According to a statement from Engage Cuba, the poll finds that a move to tighten restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba would be largely unpopular within the Republican base of President Donald Trump.



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