70% of likely voters support higher minimum wage

And yet Scott Walker “won handily,” and Mitt Romney might “win.” too….


New Poll by John Zogby Finds 70% of Likely Voters Would Support Legislation to Raise the Minimum Wage

A whopping seven out of ten likely voters agree that they would support legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.38 an hour, a level which would tie the wage to inflation, going back to 1968, according to a JZ Analytics online poll of 1149 likely voters. The poll was conducted June 15-18 among 1149 likely voters and has a margin-of-sampling error of +/-3 percentage points.

Fifty-seven percent of Democrats strongly support this proposal, with 84% supporting it overall. Just 23% of Republicans are in strong support, although another 31% somewhat support the proposed change. There is a gender gap here with women, 43%, somewhat more likely than are men, 39%, to strongly support the move. Additionally, Hispanics, 52% and African Americans, 67% are much more likely to be in strong support of the proposal.

Seventy-one percent of the First Global generation (those between the ages of 18-23) are in support, with 38% strongly supporting the measure. Among older respondents, aged 30-49, half strongly support the measure with another 24% somewhat in support.

Pollster John Zogby says: “Not only do Americans worry about losing ground themselves but they also do worry about their fellow Americans who are working and not getting a decent wage.”

*Methodology JZ Analytics conducted an online survey from June 15-18 of 1149 likely voters in the US. Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 1149 is +/- 3.0 percentage points.

3 thoughts on “70% of likely voters support higher minimum wage”

  1. 70% support a hike in minimum wage and how many of those 70% even realize that Republican dogma supports repealing any minimum wage protections at all. They also support getting rid of OSHA and any laws on the books that protect workers.

    You are right, Mark! People say they believe in things and then because they are so poorly informed, vote against their own best interests.

  2. If you believe in the vote counts.

    And why should we in the era of Diebold/Sequoia/ES&S proclaimed vote changing?

    I don’t.

    People say they believe in things and then because they are so poorly informed, vote against their own best interests.

  3. @Susan,

    How right you are!

    We are completely voiceless in this because if we are even allowed to vote (assuming our vote is not blocked), our votes can be changed or conveniently lost.

    We are SUCH an exceptional country!

    One man, one vote? Only if our Republican handlers and corporations allow it…

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