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.
“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.”