Student debt has soared past the $1.2 trillion mark – more than doubling since the 2008 election – so it’s no surprise that the issue is playing a far greater role in this election than elections past. But the extent to which the issue is resonating among voters has yet to be fully explored. Young Invincibles recently fielded a national poll of 800 Millennial voters (ages 18 to 34) – with oversamples of African-Americans and Latinos – to gauge the magnitude of concern for the issue as well as what policy prescriptions they believe will best address the problem. The results show that student debt will play an unprecedented role in the 2016 election.
Read Young Invincibles’ polling memo on the data here.