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Trump gains support from voters without formal education – Professor Eisenberg

12 February, 2024 Monday
11:20

According to New York University professor Igor Eisenberg, less than 50% of the population of the United States has a college or university degree.

He shared the information on Espreso TV.

"Trump's voter base is primarily people without education. Even if we look at who voted for him when he became president in 2016, we will see that the majority are people who do not have higher education, but this does not mean that they have graduated from school. In the United States, school is compulsory, meaning that there can be no children who are out of school; parents have the right to educate their children at home, but they must obtain permission to do so. It is not necessary to graduate from school, that is, if a child cannot pass exams, or receives unsatisfactory grades, he or she can receive a certificate that the school course has been attended but not completed," explains the professor.

According to him, less than 50% of the population of the United States of America has a college or university education: "There is a decline in demand for higher education in the United States. All universities are experiencing a moment when fewer freshmen are entering the universities than a few years ago." 

Eisenberg added that Republican voters are the population of small towns, where education is not really needed for employment. 

U.S. President Joe Biden and his entourage have proposed to make education more attractive by writing off student debt: "Education is very expensive in America, and we have to take that into account. Some people don't go to university, or even to two-year colleges, because it's expensive and they don't have the money to pay for it. They are afraid to take out loans because they have to pay them back. Biden was trying to write off debts, not for all, but for most students, to encourage other people to study."

However, the Republicans challenged the administration's decision in the courts and won: "They are primarily interested in maintaining their voter base."

  • Earlier, former U.S. President Donald Trump said that he could force Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to sign a peace deal with Russian leader Vladimir Putin within 24 hours of his return to the White House.
  • Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, predicted whether support for Ukraine in the war against Russia would decrease if Donald Trump becomes president of the United States.
  • At the same time, Polish President Andrzej Duda suggested that Trump would be able to "end the war in 24 hours" because he had "kept his promises" in the past.
  • U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump said he would "encourage" Russia to attack any NATO member that does not pay its "bills" as part of the military alliance. He said this at a campaign rally in Conway, South Carolina.
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