The Guardian: 09 September 2022
About half of voters – and more than two-thirds of young people – are considering backing independents at the upcoming Victorian and New South Wales state elections, in a trend described as the “Uberisation” of politics.
The latest Guardian Essential poll shows 48% of 1,100 respondents in Victoria and NSW are considering voting for an independent if one were to run in their electorate.
There is also a generational divide. Of the 351 respondents aged 18-34, 69% are either very seriously (18%) or fairly seriously (51%) considering voting for an independent.