Poll: Majority support minimum wage increase 11 Mar 13

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows a majority of Minnesotans support raising the state’s minimum wage, but they differ on how much that raise should be.

The Star Tribune reports that 41 percent of Minnesotans surveyed would like to see the minimum wage go from its current $6.15 an hour to $9.50 an hour. Twenty-eight percent say they would like it to rise to $7.50 an hour. A quarter of Minnesotans say it should stay as is.

Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and DFL legislative leaders say they hope to raise the state’s minimum wage, among the lowest nationwide. Lawmakers are weighing several proposals.

The poll of 800 Minnesotans was taken February 25th through February 27th. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

(Information in the following story is from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com)