Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Polling news

A new Gallup poll published today by USA Today has found that a majority of Americans wants Washington to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.

No surprise there, I suspect, although it's interesting to note that the proportion of those polled who were in favour of normalisation dropped from 67 per cent to 61 per cent in the past three months.

The reason for the drop is unclear.

Asked whether they thought Fidel Castro’s resignation as president of the Council of State would “change the situation for people in Cuba”, 51 per cent saying the situation would stay the same.

Another 37 per cent said the enthronment of Castro II would change the situation for the better, six per cent said for the worse and a further six per cent said they were unsure.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If US is democracy, shouldn't the leaders reflect the "will of the people".

that is, if US cuban policy was implemented in a 'democratic way'.. fat chance.

3:35 am  

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