It can be logically shown that an increase in the minimum wage will increase unemployment, yet, the overwhelming majority of Americans appear to not be aware of the logical progression that leads to this conclusion.
In USA Today/Pew Research Center poll, 71% of Americans back increasing the minimum wage to $9 an hour from $7.25 currently.
The plan has 87% support among Democrats and 68% support among independents. Among Republicans, 50% back the measure, with 47% opposed.
Things are much better with tea party types. People who identified themselves as agreeing with the tea party opposed the minimum wage measure 64% to 32%.