POLL TAKES TEMP ON MIN WAGE, SURTAX, TRANSGENDER BALLOT QUESTIONS
By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 14, 2018...Gov. Charlie Baker, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and efforts to impose a higher minimum wage and a new income surtax all remain popular with less than five months to go until the November elections, according to a new Suffolk University poll, which forecast a tighter contest around the potential repeal of a transgender public accommodations law.
The survey of 500 likely voters, released Thursday and conducted between June 8 and June 12, found more than 66 percent of respondents back ballot questions that would gradually raise the $11 minimum wage to $15 an hour and institute a surtax of 4 percent on incomes over $1 million to fund transportation and education.
A Supreme Judicial Court decision could keep the so-called millionaire's tax off the ballot, and legislative action could preempt the minimum wage hike.
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