Poll Finds Support For Minimum Wage Hike
A Quinnipiac University poll found 71 percent of the 1,878 voters surveyed support another increase in the state’s minimum wage.
The measure receives support from both parties, but Democrats overwhelmingly support the measure 93-6 percent and unaffiliated voters support it 73-23 percent. Republicans oppose it 53-41 percent. Women, who make the minimum wage in larger numbers than men, support it 78-18 percent, and men support it 64-32 percent.
The polls found 25 percent support no increase in the minimum wage and 42 percent want it increased to the proposed $10.10 an hour. About 8 percent of voters want to see a lesser increase and 20 percent want to see a higher increase.
Forty-seven percent of voters say a minimum wage hike will help Connecticut’s economy, and 57 percent of Republicans say it would hurt the economy.
The poll surveyed 1,878 registered voters and it has a 2.3 percent margin of error. The margin of error when it comes to the questions for Republicans voters increased to 4.5 percent. It was conducted between Feb. 26 and March 2.