U.S. support grows for Obama's push to boost ties with Cuba

U.S. President Obama announces a shift in U.S.-Cuba policy while delivering an address to the nation from the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – American support for lifting the trade embargo on Cuba appears to be growing after President Barack Obama said he plans to restore diplomatic ties with Havana, new Reuters/Ipsos polling shows. Forty-one percent of Americans said the United States should lift the embargo, which began more than 50 years, according to a poll conducted between Dec. 18-22, right after Obama announced he would do what he could to ease restrictions on travel and trade with the Communist-run island. That’s up from 37 percent in surveys taken between July and October. …

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