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      New poll shows huge support for raising minimum wage

      A new poll released by Talk Business and Hendrix College shows Arkansas voters are ready to raise the state's minimum wage.

      The poll asked, "Advocates are also seeking to place a measure on the ballot to increase the state minimum wage in Arkansas. The proposal would increase the minimum hourly wage for workers in the state from $6.25 to $8.50 over a 3-year period. If the election were held today and the measure were on the ballot, how would you vote?"

      79% of respondents said they'd vote yes. 17% replied no, and 4% said they didn't know.

      A group called "Give Arkansas a Raise Now" is gathering signatures, hoping to get a proposal on the ballot that would gradually raise the minimum wage from $6.25 to $8.50 over a three year period.

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