Most Favor Minimum Wage Hike, Oppose More Jobless Benefits
Most voters disagree with President Obama’s assessment of the state of the union and oppose his plan to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed. But they continue to support raising the minimum wage.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the president’s statement in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night that “after five years of grit and determined effort, the United States is better positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth.” More than twice as many (58%) disagree with that analysis of the United States’ present condition. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 29-30, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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