Poll finds more than 70 percent of Philly voters support paid sick days

    City Council is currently considering a bill that would ensure paid sick days for Philadelphia works, and more than 70 percent of Philly voters are in favor of the legislation, according to a poll from the Coalition for Healthy Family and Workplaces.

    The poll, conducted among May 17 primary voters, also found that Philadelphians are more likely to support candidates who back the legislation.

    “Philadelphians understand workers should not have to make a choice between their health and their income,” Ricardo Valadez, campaign manager for the Philadelphia Campaign for Earned Sick Days, said in a release about the poll.

    According to the poll only 24 percent of voters do not support paid sick days, and the bill has bipartisan support; 64 percent of Republicans support the measure, as do 72 percent of Democrats

    The poll surveyed 500 voters and found 59 percent say the proposal is good for public health in the city.

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