A poll of voter opinion on the Stem Cell Research initiative finds a majority of Missourians surveyed would vote in favor of the proposal, but the majority is slim. The Research 2000 survey, conducted last week for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV TV, finds 51 percent of those polled either strongly favor or somewhat favor approval of Amendment 2, which would allow scientists in Missouri to engage in any kind of stem cell research allowed under federal law. 35 percent of those polled either somewhat oppose or strongly oppose passage of this proposal. 14 percent are undecided. The poll also asked voters their opinions of Proposition B – the Minimum Wage initiative; and Amendment 3 – the Tobacco Tax proposal. 63 percent of those surveyed favor passage of Proposition B, which would increase the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50 an hour and tie future increases to the cost of living. 29 percent oppose the idea, while 8 percent are unsure. On Amendment 3, 53 percent approve of raising Missouri’s cigarette and tobacco taxes, while 34 percent of those polled oppose it, and 13 percent are not sure.
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