Skip to comments.Q Poll: (CT)voters back minimum-wage increase
Posted on 04/25/2012 11:28:01 AM PDT by matt04
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows overwhelming support for raising the minimum wage, a timely political boost to an issue that legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are reluctant to take up in the last two weeks of the legislative session.
The poll released Wednesday also found complex, generally negative views on the abolition of the death penalty for future crimes, a bill the governor is poised to sign into law this week after recent passage by the General Assembly.
Voters continue to express disapproval of the performance of Malloy and legislators, with 60 percent dissatisfied with the way things are going in Connecticut today and 79 percent calling the economy "not so good" (50 percent) or "poor" (18 percent).
The findings on the minimum wage are consistent with previous polls, but Donovan is certain to use them to reassure Democrats that raising the $8.25 minimum wage is good election-year politics.
The raise is supported 70 percent to 28 percent, with 88 percent of Democrats and 69 percent of independents in support. Republicans are divided.
"Every group, except Republicans, supports increasing Connecticut's minimum wage. Although all income groups support a higher minimum wage, support declines with income," said Douglas Schwartz, the poll's director.
Still, even 59 percent of voters with household incomes above $100,000 favor increasing the minimum. At 78 percent, support is highest from those with incomes of less than $50,000. Women (74 percent) are stronger in their support than men (65 percent).
By a narrow margin, 50 percent to 45 percent, voters say they believe that raising the wage will cause small businesses to reduce the number of people they hire. Sixty-three percent of GOP voters see reduced hiring as a consequence, compared to just 36 percent among Democrats.
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next time I’m in Connecticut I’ll have to swing by Mickey D’s drive thru and check out the Ten Dollar Menu...
In related news, more businesses making plans to leave CT.
The left loves to talk about science...and how they are the party of rational thought...until they actually get to practice what the preach...then science/economics goes out the window.
When low income workers and younger people are hit with higher unemployment, they will blame capitalism. Bank on it.
Great move!! Now, not only Connecticut’s college graduates be unable to find jobs, but those seeking summer and/or part time jobs will also be out of luck.
I wonder how many of those strongly in favor of higher minimum wage mandates are those who ACTUALLY make the decisions to hire or not to hire, and then must PERSONALLY pay those wages.
The 6 figure executive may “verbally” agree with the higher minimum wage before he quietly shifts the jobs to a place that enables him to be more competitive.
There was a time, not so long ago, when Connecticut was a haven for those who wanted to avoid the obscene taxes in New York. People from New Jersey found it as a refuge from the overcrowding and increasing costs of living in the “Garden State” (an oxymoron). It won’t be long before the trends reverse.
Down here in NC we are witnessing the same thing.
Yankees come down from New York and New Jersey because we have (had) lower taxes, less regulation and lower cost of living. Once here, they have started voting for the same crap that they tried to leave, but now they are inflicting it on the natives as well.
They would still fall below the $250,000 'rich' bracket.
“Yankees come down from New York and New Jersey because we have (had) lower taxes, less regulation and lower cost of living. Once here, they have started voting for the same crap that they tried to leave, but now they are inflicting it on the natives as well.”
I think the word should be infecting rather than inflicting. When will people awaken to the damage caused by minimum wage laws?
It's time the "red states" passed domestic immigration policies to keep liberals out. Several problems would be avoided (lol).
This just in....Democrats wrecking Connecticut's Future and the southern states welcome businesses fleeing CT...
Thank you CT voters....Florida's business friendly economy will be happy to accept businesses fleeing CT.