By Julia Cohen
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said that the majority of Americans support a $15 minimum wage, but an April poll by CreditLoan says otherwise.
“Just a few years ago many of the things we are fighting for were considered too radical, like…Fight For 15 – Now these ideas are supported by the majority of American people,” Sanders said at the Communication Workers of America Legislative-Political Conference on Wednesday.
It may no longer be radical, but it does not have the support of the majority of Americans.
The average ideal minimum wage was $11.56 per hour, according to a CreditLoan survey from April 2018. Democrats said that the ideal wage is $12.71 per hour, while those making less than $10,000 per year advocated for a $12.03 minimum wage.
No subgroup supported a $15 per hour minimum wage.
“How can you talk about more than doubling the federal minimum wage of seven and a quarter per hour…” Sanders said of the $15 minimum wage, “Well today that idea is no longer radical!”
The survey asked 2,669 what the ideal minimum wage should be via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.
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