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.