Nina Turner, the failed, far-left progressive congressional candidate, was embarrassed by her own poll which tried to push support for college loan forgiveness.
Turner posted a Twitter poll on Saturday in an attempt to demonstrate the support for the federal government forgiving the massive debt from student loans.
Opponents of the debt forgiveness policy hijacked the poll, resulting in the response “No, people should suffer” winning with 68.6% of the nearly 40,000 votes.
Turner’s preferred response, “CANCEL ALL OF IT!” received support from only 24.9% of the respondents.
Many on social media took the opportunity to ridicule Turner and her support for student debt forgiveness at the expense of the taxpayer.
“Yes, you should suffer if you purchased a worthless degree. The only other option is that someone else suffers on your behalf. Of those two choices, it should be you. 100 percent. Stop being a selfish coward,” replied commentator Matt Walsh.
“If your degree doesn’t have enough value for you to pay it off, it definitely doesn’t have enough value to make me pay it off,” read another popular response.
“You took a loan knowing you would owe the money when you graduated. Be an adult like all of us have been and pay back your own damn loan. You do not deserve a free ride just because you feel entitled. I paid my loan, my kids loan and I am not paying yours. Grow the f up,” responded another detractor.
Turner ran for the U.S. House seat in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, but lost the primary despite having raised more money than her more centrist opponent. She gained national prominence when she co-chaired the 2016 presidential campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
“We didn’t lose this race — evil money manipulated and maligned this election!” she said at the time.
“They took evil money to come in here and do this!” she added.
President Joe Biden made student loan forgiveness part of his presidential campaign, but he has since avoided backing full loan forgiveness and has asked Congress to pass legislation with lower limits on debt forgiveness. Some on the left called him racist and classist for refusing to excuse $50k of debt for every student debtor.
Here’s what Biden said about student loan forgiveness:
Biden Eyes ‘Some’ Student-Loan Forgiveness, Not $50K