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Rasmussen: Most Voters Support Government-Paid Maternity Leave

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By    |   Monday, 19 Sep 2016 02:39 PM

Most voters have given a thumbs up to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's proposal of taxpayer-paid maternity leave for women whose employers don't pay them for their time off, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday. However, the bigger question to be addressed is how long should the paid leave last?

Trump last week unveiled a child care plan which also focused on six weeks of paid maternity leave. Meanwhile, Clinton's campaign slammed Trump's proposal, calling it insufficient and discriminatory.

"After spending his entire career — and this entire campaign — demeaning women and dismissing the need to support working families, Donald Trump released a regressive and insufficient 'maternity leave' policy that is out-of-touch, half-baked and ignores the way Americans live and work today," said Maya Harris, a top Clinton policy aide, according to The Hill.

Clinton, on the other hand, has already proposed a family leave plan, offering 12 weeks of mandatory paid leave with compensation equaling at least two-thirds of a worker's salary, reports The Washington Post.

The Rasmussen survey, which was conducted on September 14 and 15, had 1,000 likely voters as respondents. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points.

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Most voters have given a thumbs up to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's proposal of taxpayer-paid maternity leave for women whose employers don't pay them for their time off, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday.
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