Florida voters overwhelmingly favor raising the state's minimum wage, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, with support cutting across political and demographic groups, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Seventy-three percent of voters surveyed said they backed the idea, with 24 percent opposing it. Among Republicans, 53 percent of respondents supported an increase and 44 percent opposed it.
More than 90 percent of Democrats favored the proposal, as did 74 percent of voters who said they were not members of either major political party. It even found support among self-described conservatives, who said they supported an increase by a margin of 51 percent to 44 percent.
Florida's current minimum wage is $7.93 an hour. Obama and congressional Democrats have suggested bumping the national minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.