Poll: Hike New York's minimum wage

January 30, 2012 Updated Jan 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM EDT

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Poll: Hike New York's minimum wage

January 30, 2012 Updated Jan 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( Business First ) New Yorkers overwhelmingly support raising the minimum wage, according to new poll.

According to the NY1/YNN-Marist Poll, 69 percent of New Yorkers surveyed support increasing the minimum wage, while 27 say it's a bad idea.

The minimum wage in New York is $7.25 an hour.

The poll also found:

• 30 percent believe their finances are improving, up from 23 percent in November;

• 26 believe New York's economic problems are improving; up from 23 percent in November.

The survey involved 681 New York adults and interviews took place Jan. 18-19. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

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