Most State Voters Want Minimum Wage Hike: Poll

Monday, Sep 23, 2013  |  Updated 5:04 AM EDT
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Most Voters Want Minimum Wage Hike: Poll

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A new poll finds New Jersey voters overwhelmingly support a ballot measure to raise the state's minimum wage.

The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll out Monday finds about two-thirds say they will vote for it and only 12 percent have decided to vote no.

A ballot question in November will ask whether voters they want to amend the state constitution to raise the wage from $7.25 to $8.25, and then incorporate automatic cost-of-living increases in the future.

Two-thirds of voters say they don't agree with the argument that a wage increase would lead to the loss of many jobs.

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“The minimum wage amendment is set to pass by a substantial margin. New Jersey voters simply do not accept the business community’s prediction of dire consequences,” said Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray.

The telephone survey of 674 registered voters was taken from Sept. 6-10. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

 


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