No minimum

About 23 percent of our readers believe that voters and state government should not set a minimum wage.

A plurality of readers support increases in Arkansas’ minimum wage, but a slight majority believe that statewide voter approval of a higher minimum wage was a bad idea in hindsight.

Starting last Friday, we invited readers to select one of four responses to the following question:

“In hindsight, was voter approval of the $9.25 minimum wage in Arkansas a good idea?”

The results:

Yes, and I will support the $11 state minimum wage that goes into effect in 2021, 94 votes, 33.93 percent.

No, I have noticed significant price increases in certain goods and services, such as fast-food restaurants, 85 votes, 30.68 percent.

No, the public and the government should not be empowered to set a minimum wage, 63 votes, 22.74 percent.

Yes, Arkansas residents who earn the minimum wage need to be paid more, 35 votes, 12.63 percent.

Total votes: 277. online polls are not scientific. They are intended for the information and entertainment of our readers.

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