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UT Poll Finds Sharp Disagreement on Equal Pay

UT Poll Finds Sharp Disagreement on Equal Pay
Posted June 20th, 2014 @ 6:24am by By KTRH's Scott Crowder

UT poll finds Texas men and women are deeply divided over whether women receive equal pay for equal work. But it might not be a winning argument for democrats in the fall.

Poll co-director Jim Henson says a large majority of women believe it.

"Only 24% of women think that women receive equal pay; whereas 44% of men feel like men and women receive equal pay for the same work." 

But will this benefit Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis if she makes it a big issue in the gubernatorial race?

"There is a big chunk of the electorate that will probably be resistant to hearing the message."

Henson says overall, a third of voters polled disagree with the idea men are paid more than women for the same work.

"There's still a good number of people, roughly a third, who reject the premise that there is a problem here."

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