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US President Joe Biden student loan debt forgiveness

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President Joe Biden’s proposal to cancel student loan debt is perceived as politically motivated and unfair by virtually every demographic in America. From Issues & Insights:

By a margin of 59% to 32%, Americans agreed that Biden’s student-loan forgiveness plan “is unfair to those whose children are not in college or who have already paid for their kid’s education to have to pay for other people’s education.” Another 8% called themselves “unsure.”

Perhaps surprising is that the rejection of the idea is multi-partisan in nature. While Republicans, as might be expected, agreed that it is unfair at the highest rate (67%), Democrats (55%) and independents (56%) weren’t that far behind.

Among all respondents, only one group was below 50%: Those who self-identified as “liberals.” Just 42% of that group agreed student-loan forgiveness was unfair. Among “moderates,” the level of agreement was 60%; for “conservatives,” it was 72%, tied for the highest for any of the other major demographic and political groups that I&I/TIPP polls routinely measure.

Plus, a Charlotte Observer “fact check” argues that GOP claims that Biden’s plan will increase inflation is not true because it will only increase inflation a little.

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