Minimum Wage Poll In Illinois, Ohio Finds Big Support For Increased Pay

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CHICAGO — A new poll released Thursday found a majority of voters in two key Midwest states support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour, consistent with President Obama’s executive order boosting wages for federal contract workers.

The poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling reports nearly two-thirds of voters in both Illinois (63 percent) and Ohio (64 percent) generally support raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour. A hike is “strongly” supported by 51 percent of all poll respondents in both states.

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