"While diplomacy may have resumed, the embargo against Cuba remains in effect," a press release accompanying the poll explained. "Fifty-five percent of Americans favor the United States ending its trade embargo against Cuba."
But on a related issue, 52 percent of US voters oppose Obama’s efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center housing suspected and actual terrorists, located on the eastern edge of Cuba. They say the detention facility should remain open.
On Monday morning, Obama was scheduled to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro in Cuba’s Palace of the Revolution, where they are expected to discuss issues that continue to divide the two nations and chart a path for continued improvement of bilateral relations.