A plurality of magnoliareporter.com 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?”
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.
magnoliareporter.com online polls are not scientific. They are intended for the information and entertainment of our readers.