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73 Percent of Voters Favor Minimum Wage Increase

73 Percent of Voters Favor Minimum Wage Increase

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Monday, 25 February 2019 05:20 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Seventy-three percent (73 percent) of voters favor increasing the minimum wage, and most think it should end up somewhere between $10 and $15 per hour.

However, a ScottRasmussen.com survey found that only 40 percent believe that the minimum wage should be set by the federal government. That’s partly because most voters believe the rate should be adjusted for a region’s cost of living. In other words, the minimum would be higher in areas with a higher cost of living and lower in areas with a lower cost of living.

Additionally, 72 percent believe it would make sense to allow for a temporary training wage that would help unskilled workers learn a new job.

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.

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