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Minimum wage hike rates high in Minnesota Poll

February 19, 2014
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota residents overwhelmingly want to see the state's minimum wage go up yet not as high as some lawmakers have proposed.

Data released Wednesday from the Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll ( ) showed that 79 percent of respondents favor an increase of some size. There's a split between the 42 percent who want to see it climb to $9.50 and 37 percent who would support a more-measured increase.

The state has a current minimum wage of $6.15, one of the lowest in the country. Just 16 percent of the 800 adults polled last week say the rate shouldn't budge. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

The minimum wage will be a spotlight issue in the Legislature's session that starts next week.


Information from: Star Tribune,



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