Coloradans support raising the minimum wage but not universal healthcare, according to two polls released Tuesday by the right-leaning group Magellan Strategies.
Pollsters found that 55 percent of Coloradans plan to vote for Amendment 70, which would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.
“There are dramatic differences of opinion regarding minimum wage along party lines,” according to Magellan Strategies. “Eight in 10 Democrats support raising the minimum wage while seven in 10 Republicans oppose it.”
What puts the amendment over the top is unaffiliated voters, who outnumber registered Republicans and Democrats. Sixty percent said they support Amendment 70.
In contrast, pollsters found opposition from all sides to Amendment 69, which would create a universal health care system for Colorado.
Just 27 percent of people surveyed said they plan to vote for the amendment while 65 percent plan to vote no.
Democrats and voters who are between 18 and 34 years old are the measure’s strongest supporters, but that’s not enough for it to pass come November. Especially when even more Democrats oppose the measure.
Both polls surveyed 500 likely Colorado voters and have a margin of error of about 4 percent.