WSGW OnLine Poll:    COVID-19 Relief and The Minimum Wage  (results)

(February 24 – March 3)

Legislation is moving in Washington to provide $1.9 trillion for a variety of COVID-19 relief provisions.

While there are many parts to the bill, one aspect getting attention is an increase of the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.

As usual, any minimum wage proposal has supporters and detractors. Beyond the usual debate, there is a faction of detractors, along with some supporters, wondering if a minimum wage increase should be part of the relief package at all.

POLL QUESTION: Should the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill contain a minimum wage increase?
I support the minimum wage increase and say yes –  4%
I support the minimum wage increase, but don’t think it belongs in the bill –  13%
I am against the minimum wage increase so I don’t think it belongs in the bill –  83%