Over half of Americans support a tax for the 75,000 wealthiest U.S. families to erase most student loan debt and make public colleges tuition-free, according to a poll released Monday.
The Hill-HarrisX survey, conducted between Saturday and Sunday, found 64 percent of poll-takers supported education reform similar to the plan recently proposed by Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
“Some people will say we can’t afford this plan,” Warren wrote in a Medium post April 22. “That’s nonsense. The entire cost of my broad debt cancellation plan and universal free college is more than covered by my Ultra-Millionaire Tax — a 2% annual tax on the 75,000 families with $50 million or more in wealth.”
The poll did not attach the 2020 hopeful’s name to the proposal, but rather gave the provisions.
Participants were asked if they supported a “recently announced” higher education reform plan costing $1.25 trillion over 10 years. The poll stated it would cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans and “invest in debt-free” two- and four-year colleges.
Nearly 80 percent of Democrats, 66 percent of Independents and 48 percent of Republicans approved of the plan, reported The Hill.
Almost 60 percent of respondents earning $75,000 or more per year were also enthusiastic about the reform.
The survey had 1,002 respondents with 37 percent as Democrats, 29 percent as Independents, 32 percent as Republicans and 2 percent identifying as something else. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]