Cuban-Americans Dominate Iowa Caucus, Debunk "Heartland Poll"

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Last November, a coalition of anti-sanctions lobbyists (composed of unscrupulous business interests and ideologically pro-Castro groups) financed a poll of "America's Heartland" purporting bipartisan support for Obama's Cuba policy.

The poll, released by The Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Center, was clearly a desperate ploy for traction in Congress and to argue that "even Republicans" in key Midwest and Southern states supported Obama's policy ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

One of the four states polled was Iowa.

As we argued at the time (see here), this poll was farcical for four reasons: 1. It's not reliable. 2. It's agenda-driven. 3. It's low information. 4. It's politically irrelevant.

This week, a record-number of Iowa voters put a final stake in it.

Not only did Iowa Republican voters overwhelmingly support candidates that oppose Obama's Cuba policy, but a clear majority (51%) supported the two Cuban-American candidates who embody this opposition -- namely U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Not surprisingly, the results of the Heartland poll can no longer be found online.

Must be another glitch.