New Marquette Poll

A new Marquette Law School poll is out, and a lot of important information to share. We encourage you to check out the full poll results, but in the meantime here are some vital facts.

On Jobs

  • Only 14 percent think the state will have added 250,000 jobs over four years by the end of 2014, while 79 percent say the state will fall short of that figure
  • 63 percent of Republicans, 81 percent of independents and 91 percent of Democrats do not expect the state to reach the 250,000 jobs mark

How important is it that we reach this jobs goal?

  • Overall: 68 percent very or somewhat important
  • Republicans: 51 percent very or somewhat important
  • Independents: 66 percent very or somewhat important
  • Democrats: 84 percent very or somewhat important

On Taxes:

  • 57 percent are unwilling to raise sales tax in order to cut income tax
  • 64 percent are willing to increase income taxes on those earning over $250,000 in order to lower property taxes
  • 59 percent of voters see tax cuts as primarily benefiting the wealthy

On Minimum Wage

  • 62 percent say the minimum wage should be increased
  • 73 percent say it should be over $9 an hour


Want to see more? Check out the MU Poll

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