Consider this an open thread for the weekend, but first….
Is it any surprise to ANYONE that Obama is more popular among communists than he is in the USA? Well, that seems to be the case with the first new poll of Cubans.
Obama has over 80 percent approval in Cuba. In the USA? Well, he can’t even get to 50 percent here! Yep. It should surprise no one that commies love Obama.
A new Bendixen & Amandi Poll for Univision Noticias – Fusion in collaboration with The Washington Post shows that 89 percent of Cubans think the U.S. leader should swing by for a visit now that the two countries are trying to make nice. Obama also enjoys an 80 percent favorability rating on the communist-led island. The poll suggests that Obama is nearly twice as popular in Cuba as he is in the United States. Back home, where the U.S. president’s favorability rating is around 47 percent — the same as President Castro’s in Cuba.
According to the poll, an independent survey of 1,200 Cubans living across the island, 34 percent of Cubans have a “very positive” opinion of Obama, while 46 percent say they have a “somewhat positive” opinion of the U.S. president. That puts Obama’s overall favorability rating well above that of Fidel Castro, whose “very positives” and “somewhat positives” add up to 44 percent. Cuban President Raul Castro’s favorability rating is at 47 percent, nudging him slightly ahead of his older brother in the popularity category, according to the survey results.
Meanwhile, in the USA Obama can’t even get above 50 percent approval.