Polls: New Yorkers Support Minimum Wage Increase

Quinnipiac University Poll: Voters Back Minimum Wage 5-1, January 31, 2013

New York State voters support 80 - 17 percent raising the state's minimum wage. Support is 61 - 35 percent among Republicans, 95 - 3 percent among Democrats and 77 - 22 percent among independent voters. Support in every income, age, educational and regional group tops 70 percent.

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Sienna College Research Institute Poll January 17, 2013

More than 80 percent of voters support increasing the minimum wage in New York to $8.75. There is overwhelming bipartisan support.

Voters support increasing the minimum wage 83-15 percent (up from 80-17 percent in August)

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Quinnipiac University Poll April 4, 2012 

Voters Back Minimum Wage Hike Almost 4-1

New York State voters support 78 - 20 percent raising the $7.25 per hour minimum wage, with no specific target offered in the question. Support is 53 - 43 percent among Republicans, 91 - 7 percent among Democrats and 76 - 21 percent among independent voters.

Among those who support raising the minimum wage, 37 percent of voters support raising it to $8.50 per hour, with 52 percent who support an even higher minimum wage and 8 percent who want less than $8.50 per hour.

Small businesses will not reduce the number of people they hire if the minimum wage is increased, voters say 51 - 41 percent. 

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