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Americans Say ‘No’ to Warren’s ‘Free’ College Plan

The contest to be the next Democratic presidential nominee is shaping up literally as a free-for-all, with Senator Elizabeth Warren the latest entrant. She is promising if elected to forgive most student debt and make public universities free, all with a 10-year price tag of $1.25 trillion. Americans aren’t thrilled.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of American Adults favor a plan to forgive the vast majority of student debt and make all public universities tuition-free. A plurality (46%) is opposed, with 17% more undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 24-25, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 24-25, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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