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Statement On Quinnipiac's Living Wage Poll Findings

December 14, 2011
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74% of New York voters are in favor of the living wage bill, according to new poll results out today from Quinnipiac University. The Living Wage NYC coalition responded with the following statement:

"Today's Quinnipiac Poll shows that New York City voters across the political spectrum support the living wage bill. Voters are taxpayers, and taxpayers want their money invested in the creation of good jobs. There is strong agreement among New Yorkers that city government should not continue to allow companies and developers that benefit from taxpayer subsidies to create poverty-wage jobs.

The vast majority of New Yorkers think the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act is fiscally responsible legislation. 74% of those surveyed said it is the city’s responsibility to ensure that workers are paid a living wage. This sentiment reaches across political lines, as a whopping 56% of Republicans and 83% of Democrats agree that the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act would benefit the city—results consistent with an earlier Baruch College living wage poll."