Focus group: Swing voters not convinced of $15 minimum wage

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 11th, 2021 2:00 pm

Last Updated Feb 21st, 2021 at 10:08 pm

Some swing voters are not convinced of the benefits of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to a Engagious/Schlesinger poll.

The poll surveyed two focus groups of seven voters who had voted for former President Donald Trump in 2016 but voted for President Biden in 2020.

Thirteen of the 14 voters favored a lower rate between $9 and $12, saying that the proposed $15 an hour is too high. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 and was set in 2009.

"Everything is going to be more money — housing, food, you name it," said one participant from Michigan.

The 14th voter said that $15 was too low and believed that it should be set to $20.


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