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Poll: Majority Support Minimum Wage Increase

Minnesota State CapitolMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows a majority of Minnesotans support raising the state’s minimum wage, but they differ on how much that raise should be.

Forty-one percent of Minnesotans surveyed would like to see the minimum wage go from its current $6.15 an hour to $9.50 an hour. Twenty-eight percent say they would like it to rise to $7.50 an hour. A quarter of Minnesotans say it should stay as is.

Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislative leaders say they hope to raise the state’s minimum wage, among the lowest nationwide. Lawmakers are weighing several proposals.

The poll of 800 Minnesotans was taken Feb. 25 to Feb. 27. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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