Monday, February 22, 2016

A Majority Of Americans Now View Cuba Favorably

The White House has announced that President Obama will visit Cuba in March to talk with Raul Castro. It will mark the first visit to Cuba of an American president in nearly nine decades, and is another important step toward the normalization of relations between the two countries.

How is this visit possible? The chart above tells us. A majority of Americans (54%) now view the island nation of Cuba favorably -- as do Independents (53%) and Democrats (73%). The only political group of people viewing Cuba unfavorably are Republicans, and even they have have shown a 6 point growth in favorability in the past two years.

Cuba poses no danger to the United States, and there is no reason why we shouldn't have normal diplomatic relations with them. It is time to finish the process -- and that includes removing the silly embargo of Cuba (which has been a spectacular failure anyway).

The chart above was made from results in a new Gallup Poll -- done between February 3rd and 7th of a random national sample of 1,021 adults, with a margin of error of 4 points.

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