Cuban-Americans supported President-elect Donald Trump by a 2-to-1 margin in November's presidential election, according to a poll sponsored by the Inspire America Foundation and America Teve.
The poll of 600 Cuban-Americans living in Miami Dade County was taken from Nov. 29 to Dec. 11, coinciding with the second anniversary of President Obama's announcement that the U.S. would begin re-establishing relationships with Cuba, according to SurveyUSA, which conducted the poll.
All the interviews were conducted after the death of longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on Nov. 25, SurveyUSA noted.
Sixty percent of Cuban-Americans surveyed said they voted for Trump, while 31 percent said they voted for Clinton.
The poll suggests that Trump's margin "increased significantly after Obama's Oct. 14 announcement that the U.S. would not pursue regime change in Cuba and Trump's announcement that he would rescind Obama's Cuba policy," according to a release from Inspire America Foundation and America Teve.
The poll revealed that more than 70 percent of Cuban-Americans think U.S. companies should stop doing business in Cuba as long as its government keeps 92 percent of the wages paid. About 80 percent said the U.S. should stop efforts to establish relations with Cuba and demand that Cuba take steps toward becoming a free society before continuing.
The poll appeared to confirm the strength of Trump's poll numbers among Latinos. While Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won Hispanics overall, 65 percent to 29 percent, her percentage was lower than Obama's in 2012 (71 percent) and Bill Clinton's in 1996 (72 percent), USA Today reported.
"Hillary Clinton's final tally also ran counter to polls leading up to Election Day that had Trump's support far lower, including a Latino Decisions poll conducted just before the election in eight swing states that estimated Trump's support among Hispanics at just 18 percent," USA Today writer Alan Gomez said.
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