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· According to a new Hill-HarrisX poll, an increase to $15 minimum wage is supported by 55 percent of registered voters, with another 27 percent supporting an increase, but to a lower dollar amount.
· Would an increase in minimum wage help address poverty in America?
A majority of Americans support increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to a poll released recently.
The latest Hill-HarrisX poll found that 55 percent of registered voters said they would support raising the the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Another 27 percent said it should be increased but to a lesser amount.
Fourteen percent of respondents said the minimum wage should be kept at $7.25, and 5 percent said that the wage floor should be reduced or eliminated.
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) this month introduced legislation that would gradually increase the amount to $15 by 20204.
Read the full article about minimum wage by Matthew Sheffield at The Hill.