Miami Cubans Still Support Embargo

A new poll conducted during the 2008 elections shows most Cuban-American voters in Miami still support the U.S. embargo and travel restrictions on Cuba

University of Miami students surveyed 720 Cuban-Americans at randomly chosen Miami-Dade County polling places during early voting and on Election Day. More than 1,750 non-Cuban voters also were interviewed. 

The university's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies published the poll results Friday. 

About 56 percent of the Cuban-American voters supported keeping or tightening the embargo, while 43 percent would loosen it.

The poll also shows 52 percent of the Cuban-American voters supported U.S. travel restrictions to the communist island, compared with 47 percent who would make travel there easier.

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