Results of Victoria Research's Groundbreaking National Poll of Workers Paid Less Than $15 Per Hour

Previous studies by NELP have shown that as many as 64 million American workers make less than $15 per hour.  This represents approximately 42% of the U.S. work force ( Our recently completed survey of low-wage workers proves that this group is highly supportive of labor unions and could form a large and influential voting bloc in 2016 and beyond for a presidential candidate who supports the issue of a $15 minimum wage and making it easier for all low-wage workers to join a union. Our research shows that these issues could not only push millions of often disaffected, low turnout voters to show up on election day, but could also motivate millions of new low-wage voters to register to vote across the country.  Our survey also shows that most low-wage workers are aware of the Fight for $15 movement and strongly supportive of its goals. 

Read the full memo on VRC's groundbreaking national poll here.