Democrats hoping to use the income inequality to voters by car to the polls in November facing a critical problem: Americans don’t know how uncomfortable the rich nations are.
In a recent study, American researchers said modern dining chairs thought that CEO pay at large companies was approximately 30 times more than their own. In fact, CEO pay averages 354 times what a worker earns from the same company.
Americans also said contemporary dining chairs thought that the pay gap between the CEOs and workers should be about 7 to 1. To obtain this ratio, the workers will have to make $1.8 million annually, another study concluded.
Prominent Democrats, including the Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, attracted national attention to focus on income inequality. Some States this year have put minimum wage referendums on their ballot in November, a move that could lead the democratic participation in competitive races.
The misperception of the pay gap may help explain why the strategists have seen recently that the income inequality is not an issue that resonates with voters.
I think that modern dining chairs doesn’t have an immediate personal and there are many other things that speak to the inequality which are much more immediate and much more tangible and much more real for people, Geoff Garin, a Democratic pollster, said the Washington Post in July.
While the income inequality may not be a top issue in this election year, views of the Americans on the ideal pay gap shows that it has the potential to boost support in the future for candidates who can awaken voters to what is wrong with the rich who dominates the nation.