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Results of Bipartisan Poll on Student Loan Refinancing

September 14, 2017
Student Loans

This poll conducted by Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Beach Consulting shows overwhelming support among likely voters for policy proposals that assist those with education debt, with particularly high support for proposals that permit borrowers to refinance existing loans2 and to create flexible repayment options.

  • 91 percent of voters favor permitting borrowers to refinance their existing student loans at a lower interest rate.
  • 90 percent of voters favor creating flexible options for people with education debt to make affordable payments depending on their income.
  • 70 percent of voters favor loan forgiveness for teachers, first responders, and non-profit workers.