61% support increasing the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour, including 70% of women and 32% of Republicans. 57% oppose shutting down the government unless Obamacare is defunded. Half of respondents support a ballot initiative to allow workers to earn one hour of sick time for every 30 hours they work.
Democratic leaders Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Gov. Deval Patrick have slightly higher approval ratings than they did five months ago. Warren’s approval jumped to 52-39 from 44-39, and Patrick’s was 50-43, up from 48-41.