New York (WDEF) – CBS and the New York Times release a new poll on what Americans think about the President’ police towards Cuba.
It finds that 52% approve of restoring diplomatic ties with the island nation.
And the same number approve of the President’s handling of the Cuban situation.
The number gets even higher, 60%, for those who think restoring diplomacy is good for the United States.
But that goodwill doesn’t extend to the President’s plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
52% want it to remain open.
President Obama this week will be the first sitting American President to visit Cuba in 88 years.
Americans have long thought we should improve relations with Cuba.
40 years ago, about the same percentage supported lifting the embargo.
But our overall view of the country has drastically improved in recent years.
20 years ago, only 10% of Americans viewed the country in a favorable light.
That number just crept over the 50% mark this year.