Student debt cancellation generates most online interest among 2020 Democrats' policies: report
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSchwarzenegger says he would 'absolutely' help Biden administration Disney chair says he would consider job in Biden administration if asked Despite veto threat, Congress presses ahead on defense bill MORE’s (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Sanders press secretary: 'Principal concern' of Biden appointments should be policy DeVos knocks free college push as 'socialist takeover of higher education' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Giuliani denies discussing preemptive pardon with Trump MORE’s (I-Vt.) plans for eliminating student debt have reportedly sparked the most attention online among policies proposed by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

Axios reports that an analysis of the 50 top stories for each of the top eight 2020 Democrats since March 1 shows Warren and Sanders each received the most interactions — which include reactions, comments, Facebook shares, and likes and retweets on Twitter — for articles written about student debt cancellation.

Warren’s plan to eliminate student debt and create tuition-free college generated 2 million interactions, while Sanders’s student debt cancellation proposal generated 1.7 million interactions, the analysis of NewsWhip data found.


Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerJudge whose son was killed by gunman: 'Federal judiciary is under attack' Biden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate Policy center calls for new lawmakers to make diverse hires MORE’s (D-N.J.) gun control reform plan and his attacks on the National Rifle Association and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegJuan Williams: Clyburn is my choice as politician of the year 'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' MORE’s (D) attacks on the religious right both generated 1.1 million interactions each, according to the analysis.

“Policies that resonate and catch like wildfire must be concrete and easy to grasp, without requiring much grounding in policy, which is often necessary for understanding health care and climate change plans,” Axios notes.

Unlike traditional polling, the social media analysis surveys enthusiasm and emotional responses that are more likely to accurately represent voters’ beliefs, according to news outlet.

Twenty of the 2020 Democratic White House hopefuls will take the stage this week in Detroit for the second round of primary debates.