Poll shows majority of Nebraskans support minimum wage hike

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Updated: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 06:12:52 CST

A recent poll shows the majority of Nebraskans support increasing the state's minimum wage. 55 Percent supported the increase, while 33 percent opposed.

State Senator Jeremy Nordquist proposed a bill in the Legislature that would raise the minimum wage to 9 dollars over the next three years. It's currently 7 dollars and 25 cents an hour. The poll was conducted by the Voices for Children group.

Results show that women support the increase by almost a 3 to 1 ratio. The study also shows that families in Hall and Adams County have a more than 11 thousand dollar wage short fall, while Buffalo County shows a shortfall of more than 12 thousand dollars.