Proposed minimum wage hike more popular, survey says
by Rick Seltzer
1/17/2013 10:44:00 AM
The latest survey of New York’s registered voters from the Siena (College) Research Institute (SRI) shows growing support for raising the state’s minimum wage, division over hydrofracking, and increasing opposition to new casinos.
SRI’s polling, conducted in January and released this morning, found 83 percent of registered voters backing an increase in New York’s minimum wage. Support is up from 80 percent in August.
Opposition to a minimum wage hike also fell. It dropped to 15 percent in the latest poll, down from 17 percent in August.
The changes are within the survey’s margin of error, which is plus or minus 3.8 percentage points. But support hit its highest level ever measured by SRI this January, and it has been trending up in two surveys since June of 2012.
“On increasing the minimum wage, there is overwhelming bipartisan support,” SRI pollster Steven Greenberg said in a news release.
via the Greater Binghampton Business Journal:
Link to the SRI Poll: http://urlet.com/awaiting.assume or