Poll reveals significant majority of AAPI support Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan

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  • The Global Strategy Group conducted public opinion surveys with a sample of 1,000 registered voters from Aug. 26 to Aug. 31.
  • According to the poll, nine in 10 Black Americans (89%) and about seven in 10 Hispanic Americans (72%) and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) support the forgiveness plan.
  • Of those surveyed, 69% of AAPI supported the plan, 26% opposed and 5% answered “not sure.”
  • The plan also earned 56% support from those who have already paid off their student loan debt and 52% of those who never had student loan debt.

A poll revealed that three in five Americans support Biden’s student loan relief plan.

The Biden administration previously announced a three-part plan to cancel up to $10,000 of student loan debt for borrowers with annual incomes under $125,000. The proposal has divided Democrats and Republicans, who have since voiced their support or criticism.

Navigator, a project led by pollsters from Global Strategy Group and GBAO, conducted public opinion surveys with a sample of 1,000 registered voters from Aug. 26 to Aug. 31. It found that Biden’s announcement has earned support from nearly three in five independents (57%). According to the poll, nine in 10 Black Americans (89%) and about seven in 10 Hispanic Americans (72%) and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) support the forgiveness plan.

Of those surveyed, 69% of AAPI supported the plan, 26% opposed and 5% answered “not sure.”

Support is particularly strong among Democrats and Independents and low among Republicans, with 63% of Republican respondents opposing. 

The plan also earned support from 56% of those who have already paid off their student loan debt and 52% of those who never had student loan debt, according to Navigator’s poll. 

In an interview with NextShark last month, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona addressed online criticisms of the relief plan, noting that Biden’s goal is to help people recover from the pandemic and make college reachable for more people, especially people of color.

 

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