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There has been some more polling on the issue.
Here is a closer look at those numbers:
It is consistent with this poll:
“Seventy-three percent of 18 to 34 year olds and 68 percent of 35 to 49 year olds are in favor of cancelling the student debt while 50 percent of 50 to 64 year olds and 54 percent of 65 year olds or older oppose it. …”
Basically, student loan debt forgiveness is not one of the public’s top priorities right now, but it polls well with Democrats, Independents and moderate Republicans. It is opposed by conservatives.
The biggest divide on student loan debt forgiveness is the generation gap. It is overwhelmingly supported by Millennials and overwhelmingly opposed by Trump’s base of older Tea Party conservatives. The student loan debt burden isn’t one of the things we have been trying to conserve. That’s for damn sure.