12:30 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST

Past Event

Cuban American Opinions Concerning U.S. Policy Toward Cuba and Recent U.S. Election

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

On December 2, The Brookings Institution released the results of a new poll on Cuban American opinion conducted by Florida International University in collaboration with the Brookings Institution and the Cuba Study Group.

The poll explored the views of Cuban Americans concerning current U.S. policy toward Cuba, the Presidential election of Barack Obama, and the presidency of Raúl Castro. For the first time, the poll showed a majority of Cuban Americans (55 percent) opposed to continuing the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba. Support for the embargo is at its lowest level since the start of FIU Cuban American polling in 1991. Additionally, a majority of registered voters call for increased engagement with Cuba and direct talks with the Cuban government on migration issues, and other topics of bilateral concern.

Read the full poll digest »