Despite Optimism, Many Cubans Still Wish To Leave, Secret Poll Finds

April 9, 2015 9:23 PM

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Cubans are overwhelmingly in favor of better relations with the U.S. and more than half say if they had the chance, they would leave Cuba for good. That's just a small taste of new poll released this week on behalf of the TV networks Univision and Fusion in collaboration with The Washington Post. The Miami-based polling firm Bendixen and Amandi conducted the 79-question survey in secret across Cuba, 1,200 interviews in all. It was the idea of Fernand Amandi and we wanted to know how his firm pulled this off. He joins us now from Miami.

BLOCK: Well, give us some nuts and bolts of how exactly this worked. How do you carry out a poll in a country where polling is illegal?

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