Poll Finds PA Voters Overwhelmingly Support Minimum Wage Hike

As lawmakers consider Governor Tom Wolf's proposal to raise the state's minimum wage, a new Franklin and Marshall College Poll sheds some light on the issue. The F&M College Poll found that 69 percent of registered PA voters strongly or somewhat favor raising the state's minimum wage while 29 percent strongly or somewhat oppose an increase. While majority Republicans in the state legislature have said Governor Wolf's call for a $12 an hour minimum wage is too high, F&M pollster and political analyst Terry Madonna says its notable that state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman has indicated he's open to discussing an increase. In the F&M poll 88 percent of Democrats and 44 percent of Republicans support a hike in the state's minimum wage.