Raleigh, N.C.-- PPP finds that a majority of Iowa voters support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. 52% support that proposal, with only 36% opposing. Raising the minimum wage gets near universal support from Democrats (80% in support), a plurality of support from Independents (45% support, 38% oppose), and even a quarter of Republicans (26% in support). Voters under 30, whom minimum wage opponents often say would be harmed by a $10.10 minimum wage, show widespread support for the proposal (63% support, 28% oppose).
Almost five years after the Iowa Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa, voters are still split over whether it should be allowed. Our latest poll found almost no change from when we polled in July: 46% think it should be allowed, whereas 45% think it should not. However, a majority of voters (64%) agree that legal same-sex marriage has had no impact on their lives. The only exception seems to be ‘very conservative’ voters, 59% of whom said that same-sex marriage had a negative impact on their lives.