Poll: Florida voters favor raising minimum wage

Fast-food worker Michelle Osborn, 23, of Flint, Mich. shouts out chants as she and a few dozen others strike outside of a McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Flint. A few thousand fast-food workers in seven cities took to the streets demanding better pay, the right to unionize and a more than doubling of the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $15. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May)

Fast-food worker Michelle Osborn, 23, of Flint, Mich. shouts out chants as she and a few dozen others strike outside of a McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Flint. A few thousand fast-food workers in seven cities took to the streets demanding better pay, the right to unionize and a more than doubling of the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $15. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May)

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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.

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1Paradiselost writes:

I'm tired of paying for corporate welfare!

A SINGLE (No Children) person who works at Wally World makes under the poverty line. Those people qualify for welfare and food stamps. Which we both PAY FOR in our taxes.

The excuse of high school kids working a Wally's is just pure BS!

Just look at the age of the people employed at the Wally's on Collier Blvd. Your eyes don't lie!

Question... Why is the American Taxpayer subsidizing corporations like Wal-Mart and McDonald's, to name a few to the tune of $287,000,000,000 Billion dollars a year?

Bring the minimum wage ABOVE the poverty line, then, cut people off welfare and SNAP benefits and give the American people a tax cut!

A short story about the Walton's who own Wal-Mart..

http://gawker.com/the-waltons-are-the...

Speaking of tax cuts... Also, why do WE the American taxpayer give Exxon Mobil 5 billion dollars a year? They have reported record profits even during the recent downturn. And why is it the General Electric has payed no corporate income taxes for the past 40+ years?

However you and I don't get a break and pay a percentage of our earnings to pay for welfare recipients & corporations?

Where is the American taxpayers dividend checks from Wal-Mart or McDonalds?

Subsidizing corporations while the American taxpayer pays the difference in welfare benefits is acceptable, period!

RayPray writes:

"Fast-food worker Michelle Osborn, 23, of Flint, Mich. shouts out chants"

>>> I am sure that this girl's chant skills merit at least $2,000-- an hour!

>>> Id' give this to her as long as it's somebody else's money I'm distributing and Michele promises never to move down close to me....

OldMarcoMan writes:

Whats next Gay Marriage and Legalized Pot ?

Konfuzius writes:

in response to OldMarcoMan:

Whats next Gay Marriage and Legalized Pot ?

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