A poll from the National Employment Law Project has showed that 75% of Americans support increasing the minimum wage to $12. According to the American Sustainable Business Council, 61% of all small business owners support raising the minimum wage. 53% of Republicans and 71% of Independents support raising the minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour. A 2015 poll showed that 77% of all Republicans would be more likely to support a candidate who wants to raise the federal minimum wage. Republican leaders like Mitt Romney, John Kasich and Rick Santorum have supported raising the federal minimum wage. Raising the federal minimum wage is an initiative with broad public support.