Poll: Two-thirds of Americans support Obama’s move on Cuba
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An overwhelming majority of Americans are throwing their support behind President Barack Obama’s move to open up relations with Cuba, a new poll shows.
The Washington Post-ABC News poll show 64 percent of those polled are in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, while 68 percent are in favor of ending the trade embargo.
Even more — 74 percent — are in favor of ending travel restrictions. That’s up 19 percent from five years ago when the Washington Post-ABC News poll asked the same question.
More than three-quarters of Democrats support all three measures, while support is weaker among Republicans. Forty-nine percent of Republicans support diplomatic relations; 57 percent are in favor of ending the trade embargo and 64 percent support ending the travel restrictions.
The poll was conducted among a random sample of 1,011 adults nationwide and has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.