The minimum wage debate continues in Harrisburg, but the readers of PoliticsPA overwhelmingly agree that a raise is needed.
59% believe the minimum wage should be $12 an hour in 2020, falling in line with Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal which calls for that wage by July 1, 2019. Wolf’s proposal calls for the rate to gradually increase by 50 cents until it reaches $15 an hour in 2025.
A quarter of those polled sided with a $9.50 minimum wage for 2020, which is what 2018 GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner said he’d support.
17% believe the minimum wage should stay put at $7.25 next year in the state.
593 readers weighed in on this poll.
The full results are included below.
Reader Poll: What Should Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Be in 2020?
- $12 (59%)
- $9.50 (25%)
- $7.25 (17%)