Polling

There is overwhelming support among the American public, Cuban-American communities, and the Cuban people for lifting the embargo, and even more support for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and relaxed travel and trade restrictions. The only people who want to continue this failed isolationist policy are a handful of politicians in Washington, D.C.


Bipartisan support within the American public is growing every day.

Support for lifting the embargo

 

73%

of Americans favor ending the long-standing U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.

Source: Pew Research Center poll, Dec., 2016. 

 

55%

of Republicans favor ending the trade embargo, while only 26% oppose.

Source: Morning Consult, 2017

Support for regulatory changes under President Obama

65%

of Americans support Obama-era regulatory changes, while only 18% oppose.

 

64% 

of Republicans support Obama-era regulatory changes, while only 22% oppose.

Source: Morning Consult, 2017

Support for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations

 

75%

of Americans approve of the decision last year to re-establish U.S. relations with Cuba.

Source: Pew Research Center poll, Dec., 2016. 

Support for travel to Cuba

 

81%

of americans support expanding travel to Cuba, including large majorities of Republicans (71%), Democrats (90%) and Independents (80%).

Source: CBS News poll, Jul. 2015


The Cuban-American community in Miami-Dade County has historically been the center of opposition to changing our Cuba policy. But two years ago, the firewall was broken when for the first time ever, a slight majority of Cuban-Americans in Miami supported lifting the embargo. Now, even more Cuban-Americans in Miami, and across the country no longer support this failed policy. 

Support for lifting the embargo

 

Over 63% 

of cuban-americans in Miami-Dade County support lifting the embargo.

Source: Florida International University poll, Sept. 2016

Support for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations

 

69%

of cuban-americans in Miami support the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Source: Florida International University poll, Sept. 2016

Support for travel to Cuba

 

75% 

of cuban-americans in Miami support regulatory changes that have allowed for expanded travel to Cuba.

Source: Florida International University poll, Sept. 2016


There is almost unanimous support in Cuba for lifting the embargo and for normalizing relations with the United States. Cubans overwhelmingly believe that lifting the U.S. embargo on Cuba will benefit the Cuban people and strengthen their economy.   

Support for lifting the embargo

 

96% 

of cubans living on the island support fully lifting the embargo as of December, 2014.

Source: Washington Post-ABC News poll, Mar. 2015

Support for normalizing relations

 

97% 

of cubans believe that normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba will benefit the Cuban people.

Source: Washington Post-ABC News poll, Mar. 2015