Poll: Voters in Battleground States Want a Wage Hike

According to a new poll conducted by Hart Research Associates, more than 70% of voters in Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin say raising wages would be good for their states despite claims that raising wages would increase prices or cost jobs.

More than 90% of the voters surveyed say they are either falling behind economically or keeping even. More than 60% of voters say they are more likely to vote for gubernatorial candidates who want to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour.

“Voters are way ahead of politicians on the issue of raising wages,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said. “From the minimum wage to paid sick leave to wage theft, voters across America are elevating basic paycheck issues to a new national prominence. Politicians who ignore the surging interest in raising wages do so at their own peril.”

Read more on the AFL-CIO Blog.


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