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Sixty-four percent of Americans blame communism for the massive protests that have taken place since July 11 on the island, while 16 % (mostly Democratic Party sympathizers) consider that the protests are a consequence of the embargo imposed by the United States against the Castro revolution. This was determined by Echelon Insights in a poll of 1,143 registered voters.
Most Americans blame communism
According to the poll results, 72% of the Republicans surveyed blame the government of Miguel Díaz-Canel for the conditions of the economy that resulted in massive protests, while only 10% believe that the embargo is to blame.
On the other hand, 61% of Democrats agree with Republicans that the dictatorship is to blame, although 20 % hold the United States responsible for the sanctions.
In general, Democratic Party sympathizers are more likely to blame the embargo than Republicans and independents.
However, 44% of Democrats surveyed agree with increasing sanctions against the Cuban dictatorship, while 29% oppose them. In contrast, 57% of Republicans support increased sanctions while 20% oppose them.
Overall, 48% of those surveyed think they should be strengthened and 25% think the opposite.
Republicans (44%) and Democrats (43%) agree that the Biden administration and American society should show public support for Cuban citizens protesting against communism. However, a majority of independents (40%) believe otherwise.
In total, 65% of those surveyed responded positively to the measure. Democrats represent a majority in this category with 71% in favor compared to 60 % of Republicans who agree.
Finally, the survey showed that American voters are mostly aware of what is happening in Cuba, while only 28% say they have not heard anything about it.