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Raising the Minimum Wage


A new poll by CBS News finds that 69 percent of adults think the federal minimum wage should be raised, while 25 percent say it should not. The current federal minimum is $7.25 an hour. A third of those polled said it should be raised to $9.00, while 36 percent wanted it raised to $10.10. In the poll, the economy/jobs remained the top issue facing the nation. In a Gallup poll of small business owners, 47 percent approved of raising the minimum wage to $9.50, while 52 percent disapproved.