Most Americans support revision of US policy

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 October 2008

A recent poll revealed that most American voters support a revision of the US Government’s policy towards Cuba.

An article published on Tuesday by Granma news daily points out that the poll, conducted among 4,752 voters on September 23-25 by Zogby International and by Inter-American Dialogue, revealed that nearly 60% of them support a revision of Washington’s relations with Cuba.

This fact contradicts recent statements by US State Secretary Condolezza Rice who said that “it is not the time to lift the embargo (blockade) on Cuba” despite the fact that many personalities in the United States and around the world are demanding a change of the US policy towards the Caribbean nation.

The same survey also revealed that 84% of those polled who support the Democrats agreed on the need for changes. A similar opinion was shared by 60% of the so-called ‘independents’ and by 35% of the supporters of the Republican Party.

In the meantime, 68% of those who participated in the poll said that Washington should authorize US citizens’ trips to Cuba while 62% agreed that US companies should be allowed to do business with the Caribbean country.

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