This post was originally published on The Washington Informer

By Stacy M. Brown

Despite lawsuits from Republicans and other opponents, President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan appears a hit with Black voters.

HIT Strategies, which bills itself as the only millennial- and minority-owned public opinion research company, found that the approval ratings for both Biden and Congressional Democrats increased to 79% and 82%, respectively, after the loan forgiveness announcement.

Researchers show 56% of Black voters believe Biden has made progress on issues affecting Black voters, an increase of 12 points since July.

Fielded via an online opt-in panel from September 15-19 (with a margin of error of +/-3.1%), the survey found that 86% of Black voters supported Biden’s loan forgiveness plan, including 60% who “strongly supported” the policy.

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