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Poll: Strong support for raising NJ's minimum wage

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A new poll finds strong support for a constitutional amendment to raise New Jersey's minimum wage by $1 to $8.25 and link it to automatic annual adjustments to the Consumer Price Index.

The Rutgers-Eagleton Poll out Tuesday shows 76% of registered voters surveyed back the proposal, while 20% oppose it. The amendment receives majority support from all demographic groups except conservatives, who are split at 47%.

The proposed amendment will be on the November ballot.

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation in January that would have increased the wage by $1.25, to $8.50 per hour, and provided for automatic yearly increases.

The survey of 819 registered voters was conducted from April 3-7. It has a sampling error of plus or minus 3.7%age points.

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