NEW POLL: Iowans Support Minimum Wage Increase
Iowans believe the income gap between rich and poor is getting bigger, and most do not have an equal shot at getting ahead economically.
Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa today (Jan. 9th) released the results of a recent statewide survey testing issues expected to face the legislature during the upcoming session, scheduled to begin next week. The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) between January 3rd and 5th, 2014.
The results showed 53% of Iowans support raising the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour, while just 36% opposed. The minimum wage increase received support across the entire economic spectrum. 58% of Iowans who earn more than $100,000 per year supported raising the wage. Iowans also believe by wide margins that the gap between the rich and poor is getting bigger (60%-31%) and that not everyone in Iowa has an equal shot of getting ahead economically (56%-36%).