NEW YORK (Sputnik) — Up to three quarters of New York City voters support raising the minimum wage in the city to $11.50 per hour, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll.
“Support is 72 – 25 percent among city voters,” the poll released on Thursday stated.
The poll was conducted as the debate surrounding the minimum wage, specifically of fast-food workers, has spurred numerous protests across the United States.
Cuomo said that New York State could create a new national standard by setting fast-food workers on a path out of poverty and easing the burden on taxpayers.
The board is expected to present recommendations regarding possible adjustments to the minimum wage in August 2015.
The minimum wage in New York is currently $8.75 per hour.