Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

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More than three quarters of Americans support an increase in the minimum wage, according to a Gallup Poll released Monday.

Seventy-six percent said the minimum wage should be raised to $9 per hour, a five point jump from March. A law that would raise the minimum wage and tie future minimum wage increases to inflation got slightly less support at 69 percent.

Fifty-six percent of Republicans said they oppose linking the minimum wage to inflation, while only eight percent of Democrats opposed that type of measure.

Voters in New Jersey approved a measure Tuesday that raises the minimum wage in the state to $8.25 and ties further increases to inflation.

President Obama reportedly supports a Democratic bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 and link future increases to inflation. 

Gallup surveyed 1,040 adults via phone Nov. 5-6 with a margin of error plus or minus four percentage points.

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