ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll finds that New York state voters are strongly in support of a call to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

According to the Siena College poll released Thursday, 59 percent of New York state residents back Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call to raise the wage to $15. Thirty-eight percent oppose it.

Earlier this month, Cuomo's administration approved a plan to gradually raise the wage to $15 for fast-food workers. The Democratic governor proposed raising the wage for all workers to $15 over several years. The wage is now $8.75 and is set to rise to $9 at year's end.

The Sept. 14-17 telephone survey included 817 registered voters and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

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