According to a July 19-22 USA Today/Gallup poll, 69% of Americans believe ‘making college education affordable and available’ is extremely/very important for next president.
There should have been a follow-up question asking exactly how the president should accomplish this. Improving the nation’s public schools, considered important by 83% of respondents, would probably help make college available to more students, but I’m doubtful there’s very much the president can do in that regard.
Making college education “affordable and available” was viewed as “extremely important” by 38% of Obama supporters and by 22% of Romney supporters.
HT TaxProf Blog