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A Fresh Face For Cuba, But Voters Don't See Much Change Ahead

Monday, April 23, 2018

For the first time in nearly 60 years, someone without the last name Castro will rule Cuba. But will things change? Nearly half of U.S. voters don’t think so, but they still feel the United States should improve its relations with the Communist nation.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think, over the next few years, it’s at least Somewhat Likely Cuba will become a free, democratic and peaceful nation, including 10% who think it’s Very Likely. Forty-nine percent (49%) don’t think that scenario is likely, with 11% who view it as Not at all Likely. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 2018 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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