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.