New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Ending the Ban on Travel to Cuba
The results are in: U.S. residents are ready for change in U.S.-Cuba policy.
This week a new national poll was released by the prestigious, non-partisan group, Atlantic Council that found:
- 56 percent of Americans and over 60 percent of Floridians and Latinos favor changing U.S. policy toward Cuba;
- Not only are Floridians more willing than a supportive nation for change, but they strongly favor normalization by eight percentage points more than the country as a whole;
- Support for engagement is strongest among Democrats (60 percent), but the majority of Republicans also support change (52 percent);
- More than six in ten people want all economic restrictions lifted; 61 percent nationally and 67 percent of Floridians favor removing all restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens;
- Latinos weigh in at 66 percent; 77 percent of Americans favor diplomatic coordination between the United States and Cuba on issues of mutual concern;
- 82 percent of Floridians favor this;
- 61 percent of U.S. citizens nationally, and 67 percent of Floridians, do not think Cuba belongs on the U.S. terrorism list.
Read more from our friends at the Latin American Working Group about the favorable responses and bipartisan calls to action that are resounding around the country.
Will you take this action now?
Call the President (Comment Line: 202-456-1111/Switchboard: 202-456-1414) and raise your voice:
- Mr. President, tear down this travel ban.
- Mr. President, Cuba is not a terrorist state.
- Mr. President, sit down and talk with the Cubans – dialogue is the only way.
So what is the hold-up? Let’s go, Mr. President.
The Global Exchange Cuba Team