It’s no secret that millions around the U.S. are drowning in student debt, and it’s one of the few issues that consistently crosses partisan lines.
A Young Invincibles poll reported 61 percent of millennials say student debt will influence who they support in the upcoming election. And 81 percent say state funding should be increased for higher education.
With millennials now the largest generation in the U.S., their vote holds more power than ever before. The graphic below illustrates how the presidential candidates have addressed the student debt issues that just may determine the presidency…
What happens next
It can be expected — or at least hoped — that more concrete plans will emerge from both candidates as we get closer to Election Day. One thing’s for certain — with student debt skyrocketing to over $1.1 trillion, this isn’t a topic that’s going to disappear any time soon.
Article last modified on August 16, 2017. Published by Debt.com, LLC .