Fox News Skews Polls To Claim America Is Split On Student Debt Plan
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August 31, 2022

The new Emerson poll explained that the Student Debt Relief program is very popular among Americans. Just not everyone agrees about the scope of the plan.

Voters are split on how to handle the amount of student debt to be forgiven, not if it's a good idea.

When asked about the $10,000 cancellation of student debt, Fox wrote, "Voters are split: 36% think it is too much action, 35% think it is just the right amount of action; 30% think it is not enough action. On the repayment freeze, 35% of voters think it is too much action, 38% think it is just the right amount of action; 28% think it is not enough action."

All in all, 65 percent of Americans were favorable of the cancellation of debt or wanted more action taken to reduce student loan debt. On the negative side, 36 percent (majority of Republicans) think it's too much of an action.

Reading these numbers though, any credible person could not claim these results show the American people being split on the issue.

Not so with Fox News.

A new Emerson College Polling national survey suggests that Americans are almost evenly split in favor and opposition to President Joe Biden's recent student loan handout, with 36% believing the loan handout is too much and 35% thinking it is just the right amount of action. Thirty percent think it is not enough action.

Fox News followed that article up with this: Student loan handout reaction: People 'are getting rewarded for doing the least amount'
Again, a loan is a loan, no matter what it is," said Alysandra. "You have to pay that back."

Fox News cherry-picked people they could use to denounce the measure and found only I person that loved the move who was featured at the end of the article.

Take a program, legislation, or executive order that's very popular with the country, then use every resource you have to falsely demean and destroy it because it helps the American people and the Democratic party as a whole.

Pure right-wing propaganda at its worst.

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