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.
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.
TRENTON — Most New Jersey voters want to raise the state’s minimum wage, according to a poll released this morning.
The Quinnipiac University poll found 76 percent favor increasing the minimum wage from its current $7.25, while 21 percent are opposed.
The poll of 1,149 voters was conducted from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
“Most voters don’t think the minimum wage is enough to live on and support President Obama’s proposal to raise it from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour. They’re more narrowly divided, however, when asked if hiking the minimum wage will be good for the economy.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters favor raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. Thirty-four percent (34%) are opposed, while 12% are not sure.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 14-15, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.”
Do more than the minimum on minimum wage
Monday, February 18, 2013 |
Posted by Jim Hightower
“In the wealthiest nation on Earth,” President Obama declared in his State of the Union speech, “no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.” Right! Not only does his call to raise America’s minimum wage put some real pop in populism, but it could finally start putting some ethics back in our country’s much-celebrated, (but rarely-honored) “work ethic.” Kudos to Obama for putting good economics and good morals together – and for putting this long overdue increase on the front burner.
But then came the number: $9 an hour. Excuse me, Mr. President, but that means a person who “works full-time” would nonetheless “have to live in poverty.” Yes, nine bucks is a buck-seventy-five better than the current pay, but it’s still a poverty wage, and it doesn’t even elevate the buying power of our wage floor back to where it was in 1968.
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