Increasing Number Of Cuban-Americans Oppose Embargo Of Cuba

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Second generation Cuban-Americans in Miami-Dade and newer arrivals from the island nation have shifted the view on ending the embargo and resuming diplomatic relations.

According to a recently released Florida International University poll 52 percent of respondents in Miami-Dade oppose continuing the U.S. embargo of Cuba. This percentage rises to 62 percent when it comes to Cuban Americans ages 18-29 who oppose continuing the embargo. Similarly, 58% of those arriving since 1995 oppose continuing the embargo, according to the poll.

FIU pollsters found among registered voters, the split is nearly equal, with 51% in favor of continuing the embargo and 49%
opposing its continuation. Support for continuing the embargo is strongest among Republican registered voters.

Click Here to read more results of the poll.

Nearly 70 percent of those surveyed favored diplomatic relations with Cuba, with younger respondents strongly backing the
policy shift (90%). Support for re-establishing…

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