Hit & Run

Emily Ekins on Americans' Mixed Feelings Over the Minimum Wage


Public Domain

Nearly three-fourths of Americans favor raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, while 26 percent oppose according to the latest Reason-Rupe poll. However, points out Emily Ekins, director of polling for Reason Foundation, support flips and 57 percent oppose a hike if raising the minimum wage causes some employers to lay off workers or hire fewer workers, while only 38 percent would favor the move.