The question was, "Does anything pass by 68% in Seattle> [sic]". Then answer is, hell yes.
Sawant and Conlin ran a whole campaign discussing $15/hr before the voters of Seattle. Everyone said Sawant would lose once the voters got a chance to get a good look at her. How'd that work out? President Obama has put the minimum wage debate front and center for nearly as long. The minimum wage was one of the main reasons for MLK's March on Washington in 1963. Inequality has been in the headlines for years, particularly since the 2008 recession and Occupy. Here's Robert Reich
explaining why the Federal
, not just Seattle, minimum wage should be $15/hr.
The CEO of Iver's says, au contraire
that the current support for $15 without exceptions is 70%. Bob Donegan there thinks the voters could be swayed, but that remains to be seen. Businesses keep getting caught lying, astroturfing, and revealing their contempt for workers. Or working as a front for huge corporations.
So Seattle voters are smart! Really? But these smart voters haven't noticed all the discussion of the minimum wage by Conlin, Sawant, Obama, Reich... oh, I forgot the Mayor, who was in Olympia for a decade, and also opposes businesses total compensation scheme. Murray is uninformed? Seattle voters still
aren't aware of the debate over the minimum wage?
Either 1) Seattle voters are not that smart, or 2) They are smart, they've heard business and labor's arguments for years, and 70% have made their choice. Good luck with the astroturf PR. I think you'll need it.