February 11, 2014
Schechter and Marczak Quoted on Cuba Poll
Most Americans favor normalizing relations with Cuba, where U.S. trade has been banned for more than 50 years, according to a nonpartisan poll released Tuesday.The poll, commissioned by the Atlantic Council, found that 56% of respondents favor changing U.S. policy toward Cuba. That number increases to 63% among adults living in Florida, home to the country's largest Cuban-American population, and 62% among Latinos, according to the poll.
"This survey shows that the majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle are ready for a policy shift," Peter Schechter and Jason Marczak of the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center wrote in a foreword to the survey. "Most surprisingly, Floridians are even more supportive than an already supportive nation to incrementally or fully change course."