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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Poll: Large Majority of Maryland Voters Favor Minimum Wage Increase

According to a recent poll, 79 percent of Maryland voters believe the minimum wage should be raised to $8.25 in 2011 and increased to $10 by the year 2013.

Support was very strong across the political spectrum, with 89 percent of Democrats, 75 percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans favoring an increase – as did 62 percent of those who identify as Tea Party voters.