POLL: Commonwealth shows support for minimum wage increase

POLL: Commonwealth shows support for minimum wage increase

POLL: Commonwealth shows support for minimum wage increase

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 9 at 6:06 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) – Kentuckians are in favor of a bill that would raise the minimum wage in the Commonwealth.

According to a WHAS11/Courier Journal Bluegrass poll that surveyed 1000 registered voters, the number of people in favor of raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour is almost double the number that are against it. 7 percent of the voters surveyed are undecided.

It’s a bill that would gradually increase the minimum wage through July 2016 cleared the Kentucky House earlier this week but Senate leaders say they may re-write it to promote job growth.

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell opposes the wage increase whereas Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes approves of it.

Click here to see the full results of the poll.
 

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