A new poll sets out what percentage of Americans support a plan by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to put the taxpayer on the hook for all student college debt.
According to the new Harris-X survey, 64 percent of Americans polled, nearly two thirds, say that they would support a plan like Warren’s.
The poll, however, presented the provisions of her plan, and did not identify it as the Senator’s plan.
36 percent of Americans polled said they opposed the plan.
The presidential candidate detailed her plan to tax wealthy Americans in order to cancel most student loan debt, which is thought to top $1.5 trillion, and pay for tuition at state and community college.
“Student loan debt is crushing millions of families,” she tweeted. “That’s why I’m calling for something truly transformational: Universal free college and the cancellation of debt for more than 95% of Americans with student loan debt.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) criticized the proposal, which he called “clumsy and unfair.”
“This plan effectively asks all Americans,” he tweeted, “many of whom never got a degree, to give their tax dollars to people who CHOSE to take out a student loan so that they COULD get a job paying $250k a year.”
Here’s a report on Warren’s student loan plan:
Elizabeth Warren looks to erase student loan debt