Biden lat­est stu­dent loan move a Hail Mary lobbed at young vot­ers

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden announced anoth­er slate of stu­dent loan debt for­give­ness on Wednes­day in his lat­est bid to reverse his eco­nom­ic polling head­ing into an elec­tion.
Biden’s eco­nom­ic stew­ard­ship has been under­wa­ter for the bulk of his time in the White House, and a recent poll from NBC News showed just 38% of vot­ers approv­ing of his han­dling of the econ­o­my, the low­est marks of his term.
BIDEN EXTENDS $9 BILLION MORE OF STUDENT DEBT RELIEF TO 125,000 BORROWERS
Mean­while, Biden has lost his edge over for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, the like­ly Repub­li­can nom­i­nee for pres­i­dent in 2024, among a crit­i­cal com­po­nent of his win­ning 2020 coali­tion: vot­ers under 45 years old.
A poll pub­lished Wednes­day from PBS New­sHour, NPR, and Marist showed Trump now lead­ing Biden 50%-47% among the group. For com­par­i­son, Biden car­ried vot­ers under 45 by 17 points in the 2020 gen­er­al elec­tion. Biden still leads Trump 49%-47% over­all.
Faiz Shakir, a Demo­c­ra­t­ic strate­gist and cam­paign man­ag­er for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I‑VT), attrib­uted young vot­ers sour­ing on Biden to the econ­o­my, his fail­ure to wipe $10,000 in stu­dent loan debt for all bor­row­ers, and a wors­en­ing housin …