Election 2020: Democrats Focus on Student Loan Debt. Do Voters Care?
Most of the Democratic presidential candidates have prioritized tackling the nation’s staggering student debt crisis and many have called for some form of debt forgiveness. But while campaigns have made college financing a major issue, and are likely to continue doing so in the final push before the Iowa Democratic caucus on Feb. 3, some voters say it’s just one of many factors that will impact who they cast their vote for.
Many of the candidates have also proposed wholesale changes to the higher education system, including free college at public institutions.