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17% Expect Better U.S. Relations with Cuba

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Many are wondering if President Obama's handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro at this week's memorial service for Nelson Mandela signals a thaw in the relations between the two countries, but most voters don’t expect much of a change over the next year. 

Only 17% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America’s relationship with Cuba will be better a year from now, while 10% expect it to be worse. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% believe the U.S.-Cuban relationship will be about the same. Eighteen percent (18%) aren’t sure. These findings have changed little over the past four years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 10-11, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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