From: "Pedro Martori"
Subject: Poll Indicates Americans Support Economic Embargo Against Cuba
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Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 22:27:41 -0400
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Asunto: Poll Indicates Americans Support Economic Embargo Against
Fecha: Monday, September 16, 2002 3:25 PM
Poll Indicates Americans Support Economic Embargo Against Cuba
By Jim Burns
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
September 16, 2002
(CNSNews.com) - A poll released Monday finds clear support for
the long-term economic embargo against Cuba.
President Bush has said he will not lift the embargo - imposed in
until the government of Fidel Castro regime honors human rights,
political prisoners and holds free and fair elections.
Fifty-six percent of those polled said they support continuing
while 27 percent said the embargo should be lifted regardless of
Castro regime allows democratic reforms. Seventeen percent of
said they were unsure.
"Once again, this shows the difficulty the anti-embargo forces
convincing Americans that the embargo should be lifted," said
vice president of Fabrizio, McLaughlin and Associates in a
Fabrizio, McLaughlin and Associates conducted the poll of 1,200
conducted between September 10-13. The survey has a margin of
error of about
Of those respondents who supported the embargo, 77 percent said
Republicans; 52 percent said they were independents; and 45
they were Democrats
"In the end, the onus is on those who would lift the embargo to
the American public why an America devoted to the war on terror
freely trade with a dictator who declared in Teheran- only five
before the terrorist attacks - that 'Iran and Cuba in cooperation
other, can bring America to its knees,'" Moran said.
The survey was released one day before a coalition of
Cuban-American groups was to gather in Washington for a two-day
event, comprised of rallies, press conferences and discussions.
is to pressure lawmakers not to lift the embargo.
The group has called a news conference in Washington to "tell the
big business special interest groups are desperate to hide - that
Cuba's repressive regime with financial support is just plain bad
However, other Cuban American groups will hold a press conference
Hill on Wednesday to call on Congress to lift trade and travel
The Cuba Policy Foundation is among the groups that support
"The U.S. Congress and the majority of Americans strongly support
travel with Cuba. Now, with Cuban-Americans taking the courageous
petitioning the U.S. government for changing the embargo, it is
strongest indication yet that the tide of public opinion has
this bankrupt foreign policy," said Ambassador Sally Grooms
of the Cuba Policy Foundation.