Republicans say they couldn’t live off minimum wage: Poll

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A majority of Republicans say there’s no way they could live off the federal minimum wage, a poll shows.

The poll, which was conducted by Public Policy Polling, shows that 69 percent of Republicans polled said it’s not feasible for them to live off only $7.25 an hour. But that doesn’t mean they’re in support of raising it. That same poll also shows only 37 percent of Republicans support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

On the Democratic side, 80 percent say they couldn’t live on minimum wage and 74 percent are in favor of raising it.

Last week, the Labor Department released data showing job growth increased at a faster rate in states where the minimum wage was raised this year compared to states where it stayed flat.

In the 13 states where it was raised, job growth increased by 0.85 percent, while in the other 37 states, job growth rose 0.61.

Economists have argued that the spike in the minimum wage is just one factor in job growth numbers.

Minimum wage poll

h/t: MSNBC

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