While some leftists in the United States have slammed the U.S. economic embargo of Cuba following country-wide anti-government protests on the island, most Americans think communism is to blame for the Cuba’s problems, according to a Rasmussen poll released Wednesday.
The survey asked likely U.S. voters “which is more to blame for the current problems in Cuba, the policies of the communist government there or the U.S. economic embargo of Cuba?” Fifty-nine percent of voters said the communist government is at fault. Only 20 percent blamed the U.S. economic embargo of Cuba while 21 percent were not sure.
Thousands of Cubans took to the streets in more than 40 municipalities last week demanding the end of Fidel Castro’s 62-year communist regime. Protesters were caught on camera yelling slogans like “down with communism,” “they [the regime] must leave,” and “fuck Díaz-Canel!” among other anti-government statements. Notably, protesters were seen cloaked in American flags,