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Emily Ekins on Americans' Mixed Feelings Over the Minimum Wage

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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.