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Poll Results: Minimum wage status

Two-thirds of respondents believe that it is time for a raise.

BY HBSDealer Staff

The House has passed a bill to raise the national minimum wage to $15 per hour. It probably won’t pass, as the Senate is solidly opposed to such a measure.

In some places, local jurisdictions have boosted the minimum wage beyond the federal requirement. For instance, at the airport in Houston, a minimum wage of $12 per hour will take off in 2021. And in Oakland, some hotel workers will receive a $20 rate.

In the meantime, the national minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Is it time for a raise?

HBSDealer’s latest poll question asked: “The national minimum wage has been $7.25 for a decade. Is it time to raise it?” Here is the breakdown:

  • 66%: Yes, A higher wage would help workers and the economy.
  • 34%: No, Raising the minimum wage would fuel inflation and hurt job creation.

The poll remains open — it’s on the right side of this page (or scroll down your mobile device). As always, your comments are encouraged. Send them to [email protected].

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