This needs no commentary:
Gallup poll finds only one in four Cubans in two cities satisfied with freedom
The Associated Press Published: December 14, 2006
WASHINGTON: Only one in four Cubans interviewed in the island’s two biggest cities are satisfied with their freedom to choose what they do with their lives, according to a poll released Thursday.
When asked about the job performance of Cuba’s leadership, about 40 percent of the residents surveyed in the two cities said they disapproved, the Gallup poll found. Not quite half gave their approval. The poll surveyed 600 people in Havana and 400 in Santiago.
The survey comes as Cuba faces a crossroads, with leader Fidel Castro ill and questions surfacing about whether he will recover and what will happen if he does not. Castro’s autocratic rule has fueled widespread criticism, though he has supporters, including Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Gallup conducted the Cuba survey only in two cities because of the extreme difficulty in getting around the island and because of the absence of a reliable way to buy food and provisions, said Carlos Denton, president of CID Gallup Central America. The results are not meant to be representative of Cuba’s more than 11 million citizens — only a look at those nearly 3 million people living in Havana and Santiago, Gallup officials said.
It amazes me that the Gallup people can be such dupes. Read the whole thing.