Survey shows Floridians still backing proposed minimum wage increase

By Ryan Nicol February 12, 2020

A new survey from St. Pete Polls shows a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage would pass in November, with support narrowly exceeding the required 60% threshold.

The poll was conducted among 2,293 registered voters from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11.

Respondents were asked, “Would you support a state Constitutional Amendment that would raise the minimum wage to 10 dollars per hour with one dollar increases for each of the next five years?”

That prompted 62.5% of respondents to say “Yes.” Nearly 30% opposed the proposal. The remaining 8% were unsure.

The political committee Florida for a Fair Wage is behind a proposed constitutional amendment that would do just that. Orlando lawyer John Morgan is backing that group.

As of 2020, Florida’s minimum wage sits at $8.56 per hour. The proposal from Morgan’s group would raise it to $10 per hour starting in 2021. The minimum wage would then go up by $1 per hour each year until it hit $15 an hour in 2026.

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