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(1) What percent of Americans plan to cut back on necessities such as food and medicine? Heating and electric bills? Christmas and Hanukkah gifts? (2) Do most Cuban-Americans favor ending the trade embargo with Cuba?
 

31% of Americans say that the recession has forced them to cut back on necessities such as food and medicine, while 38% say they have cut their heating and electric bills. 67% say they plan to spend less on Christmas and Hanukkah gifts this year.
CNN/Opinion Research

55% of Cuban-Americans now favor ending the 46-year-old U.S. embargo on trade and travel with Communist Cuba. That’s the first time a majority of Cuban-Americans has held this view.
Florida International University

 

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