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Over 60% of respondents in a new Insider poll would definitely or probably support a $15 minimum wage.
That increase —which would give 32 million Americans a raise — is currently a hot topic in Washington. Democrats, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), are pushing for the increase to be included in reconciliation package for President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus relief plan.
While Biden has reiterated his support for the increase, he’s also reportedly signaled that he’s not optimistic it’ll make it into reconciliation — and two Democratic senators seem to agree.
Outside of Washington, though, the $15 minimum wage seems to have strong support, and it has for years. A 2019 Insider poll found that 63% of respondents supported or strongly supported an increase. Since then, the economy and low-wage employment have been ravaged by the pandemic.
In Insider’s most recent poll, participants were asked: Do you support increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour?
Of the 1,130 respondents, 44% said they would definitely support the increase, while 21% said they probably would.
Conversely, 15% of respondents said they probably wouldn’t support it, 17% said they definitely wouldn’t, and 4% didn’t know.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics