How Voters Viewed College Affordability

November 14, 2016

Advocates for Hillary Clinton's campaign (and, before that, Bernie Sanders's) said that the issue of free or debt-free college would be a winning political issue in the general election. New data from the Pew Research Center suggest that Trump voters were not that engaged on the subject. A poll by Pew asked voters to rank a number of issues on whether they were “a very big problem” in the country today. While 66 percent of Clinton voters said college affordability was such a problem, only 38 percent of Trump supporters agreed.

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