Raising San Francisco’s minimum wage to a nation-topping $15 an hour has broad support in a new poll obtained by The Chronicle – a strong sign that voters will have a chance to weigh in on the city’s widening wealth disparity gap in November.
Vast Majority of Seattle Voters Support $15 Minimum Wage
New Poll Shows 68 Percent Support Higher Pay
Vast Majority of Seattle VoterS Support $15 Minimum Wage
If minimum-wage opponents weren’t already shitting bricks, they’re in for an awfully uncomfortable bowel movement: A new poll finds a stunning 68 percent of Seattle voters support a straight-up hike in the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. No exemptions, no phase-ins, no strings attached.
The news for opponents only gets worse the further you delve into the details: 35 percent of voters “strongly support” the proposal, compared to only 14 percent who “strongly oppose,” while support holds fast throughout the city and in every demographic subgroup except Republicans.
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%).
In U.S., 71% Back Raising Minimum Wage
Most Democrats and independents, and half of Republicans, favor increase to $9
PRINCETON, NJ — Seven in 10 Americans say they would vote “for” raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour if given the opportunity, while 27% would vote against such a bill. The proposal, made by President Barack Obama in his 2013 State of the Union speech, is backed by over 90% of Democrats and self-described liberals, and by over two-thirds of independents and moderates. Republicans are evenly split on the proposal, while conservatives tilt slightly in favor.
Siena College Poll – March 11, 2013 – Page 3
Voters Strongly Support Minimum Wage Increase, Public Campaign Financing, ‘Stop & Frisk’ Reform
“More than three-quarters of voters support increasing the minimum wage in New York to $9.00 per hour, down
slightly from when Siena asked the question at $8.50 and $8.75 per hour, with overwhelming support from
Democrats and independents and majority support from Republicans,” Greenberg said. “Support for public
campaign financing remains strong – 61-33 percent – with two-thirds of Democrats, 60 percent of independents
and a plurality of Republicans behind it.
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%.
Minimum wage remains a divisive issue at the federal level. However, most Business Journal readers in our online poll support raising it.
Fifty-four percent of respondents said that the minimum wage should be at least $9 per hour, while 46 percent didn’t want it raised. 366 readers responded in all.