Guardian Essential poll: 64% of young voters would consider backing independents in NSW and Victorian elections

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.

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