A new polling memo from Americans for Financial Reform and the Center for Responsible Lending documents the widespread agreement among American voters that the student debt burden, now at $1.5 trillion, is a crisis.
Strong majorities support the Dodd-Frank law that Congress passed in the aftermath of the financial crisis and oppose the provisions of the deregulation bill currently under consideration.
Fighting to preserve the mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resonates strongly with an American public that is still feeling the effects of the Wall Street-induced recession and its continuing ripoffs of its own customers, according to a new polling memo.
For 5 years, Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Beach Consulting have polled the public on Wall Street reform. For 5 years running, they have found broad, bipartisan support for the goals of the Dodd-Frank law — and more.
Washington Post/ABC News Poll – October 2015 Wall Street: A winning presidential punching bag — for both sides (Washington Post, 10/20/15) AFR/CRL Survey – July 2015 Summary Toplines PowerPoint Slides Breakout of Poll Findings on Forced Arbitration CRL Survey – January 2015 Summary and graphs
Key Findings of Surveys Taken Since 2010 THERE IS OVERWHELMING PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR TOUGHER REGULATION OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR Nearly five years after the 2008 crisis, Americans come down decisively in favor of stronger regulation of Wall Street and financial companies; that sentiment extends across
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Strong majorities across parties oppose the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed debt collection rule including medical debt, according to a new poll released by Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) and the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). The poll was conducted by the bipartisan team of Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Beach Consulting.
With regard to student lending, just as in other areas, instead of holding harmful actors accountable, Mulvaney is suppressing exposure of wrongdoing, and undercutting enforcement of the law. AFR thanks Mr. Frotman, and his colleagues, for their good work, and deplores these changes.
Majorities of American voters across parties believe that the student debt burden – now at $1.5 trillion – represents a crisis for the country, according to a new poll. The survey also found widespread concern with efforts by Mick Mulvaney, the Trump official installed at the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to gut the agency’s student lending office.