Most Americans favour lifting embargo on Cuba

(VOVworld) – A new national poll shows that most American voters support expanding trade, travel, and diplomatic relations with Havana and would like to see an end to the 50-year-old economic embargo on Cuba.

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US President Barack Obama announces a shift in policy toward Cuba while delivering an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on December 17, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)

The poll released Wednesday by Beyond the Beltway, a joint public polling initiative by Washington-based research consultants Benenson Strategy Group and SKDKnickerbocker. 64% of those surveyed supported ending the embargo, including 74% of Democrats, 51% of Republicans, and 64% of independents. 71% of the poll respondents say that the Obama administration’s new policy on Cuba seeks “greater benefits for American and Cuban citizens,” while 29% of them say the change is a concession.
The poll was conducted in February 26-27 as the second round of negotiations on restoring diplomatic ties took place in Washington. 

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