More than four out of five Americans between the ages of 18 to 41 said they trust the Biden administration to “do a good job of handling the economic recession,” according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Friday, Newsweek reported.
Some young people actually trust Joe Biden
The same survey found that rosy assessment fell off sharply among older voters, who were evenly split over whether Biden would be able to steer the country out of this mess.
Unsurprisingly, the biggest point of departure fell along political lines, with 93 percent of Democrats saying Biden was doing a good job. That sentiment was shared by 62 percent of independents and just 30 percent of Republicans.
The survey provides some of the earliest data points about the public mood of the new Biden administration. The findings were taken online from 941 registered voters on Jan 21 and 22 — Biden’s first and second full days in office — with a margin of error of 3 percent.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Friday nudged President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to cancel student debt — a long-held agenda item for progressives.
“Today would be a great day for President Biden and Vice President Harris to #CancelStudentDebt,” Schumer said in a Friday tweet:
Today would be a great day for President Biden and Vice President Harris to #CancelStudentDebt.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 29, 2021
Sleepy Joe is a puppet of the radical Left
Former President Trump took executive action and paused student loan payments early last year as the Chinese coronavirus pandemic began to grip the nation. Biden built on that, extending the pause on student loan payments through September.
“At the request of President Biden, the Acting Secretary of Education will extend the pause on federal student loan payments and collections and keep the interest rate at 0 percent,” the White House announced on January 20.
“Too many Americans are struggling to pay for basic necessities and to provide for their families,” the statement added. “They should not be forced to choose between paying their student loans and putting food on the table.”
Democrats have continued to clamor for student debt forgiveness and free college. Biden has proposed canceling up to $10,000 in debt per person — a pitch that does not go far enough for many progressives within the Democrat caucus. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Biden’s former challenger, has proposed canceling $1.6 trillion in student debt.