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Poll: Strong Support for New Mortgage Lending Rules that Require Verification of Ability to Repay

November 13, 2015
Mortgage Lending
Research

A recent Lake Research poll finds strong enthusiasm for new mortgage lending rules that require verification of ability to repay. Voters of all political parties express a strong desire to keep these rules in place.

  • More than nine in ten voters (91%) support requiring mortgage lenders to verify a borrower’s ability to repay before making a loan. Nearly three quarters (74%) say they strongly support this policy.
  • Support for this requirement is robust across party lines, and strongest among Republican voters.