The 2016 U.S. election cycle is historic for many reasons. Aside from the bombastic rhetoric, two Cuban Americans stand out among the Republican presidential candidates. While Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida oppose renewed U.S.-Cuba ties, polls show Cuban Americans support rapprochement. A December 2015 survey by Bendixen and Amandi International found that 56 percent of Cuban Americans around the country favor President Barack Obama’s approach of normalizing relations with Cuba. Another 53 percent favor lifting the embargo.