61% Favor Forgiveness of Student Loan Debt

Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters at least somewhat favor the idea of forgiving student loan debt. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey finds that 38% are at least somewhat opposed. Those totals include 29% who Strongly Favor the idea and 17% who are Strongly Opposed.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leading Democratic presidential hopeful, recently unveiled a sweeping student loan repayment plan. However, a number of left-leaning political analysts have pushed back on the idea because most of the benefits would go to upper income households. Just 14% of voters recognize this aspect of the plan. A plurality (35%) believe it would primarily benefit those with lower incomes.

Just 39% believe forgiveness of student loans would be fair to non-college graduates. Only 33% believe it would be fair to those who attended college and paid off their own student loans (see full crosstab results).

Data released earlier shows that 29% of voters consider student loan debt in the U.S. to be a crisis.

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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted April 27-28, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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