Poll: Strong Support for Raising Minimum Wage
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Yes another poll- . via the Wall St. Journal and USA Today/Pew Resarch Center
By Tim Hanrahan
A strong majority of Americans favor President Barack Obama‘s proposal to raise the minimum raise, according to a new poll. Among Republicans, by a slim margin, more support the move than oppose it.
In the poll from USA Today/Pew Research Center, 71% of Americans back increasing the minimum wage to $9 an hour from $7.25 currently, with 26% opposed. The plan, introduced by Mr. Obama in his State of the Union address, has 87% support among Democrats and 68% support among independents. Among Republicans, 50% back the measure, with 47% opposed.
People who identified themselves as agreeing with the tea party opposed the minimum wage measure 64% to 32%.