Vocal referendum: support for an indigenous body to advise Parliament is in “free fall” according to a latest shocking poll
Support for an Indigenous voice in Parliament has fallen by 5 per cent in a month, with Yes voters in every state except Victoria accounting for less than 40 per cent.
The RedBridge poll found in the first week of September that only 39 percent of voters planned to vote yes in the upcoming referendum on October 14.
Redbridge only allows participants to choose whether they will vote Yes or No, meaning undecided voters were excluded from its results, the Today’s telegraph reports.
However, the survey results were similar to a Freshwater Strategy poll conducted last week, which found that 59 percent of respondents planned to vote no when undecided voters were excluded.
Including undecideds, the study found that 50 percent of voters planned to vote no, compared to 35 percent who planned to vote yes, and 15 percent were still debating.
A new poll reveals that only 39 per cent of voters plan to vote Yes in support of the Indigenous Voice in Parliament.
Surveys by RedBridge and Freshwater Strategy found large numbers of Labor voters had abandoned Anthony Albanese’s Yes campaign (above).
Both polls also found that Coalition voters were very likely to support Peter Dutton’s No campaign, while Prime Minister Albanese had lost favor with Labor voters.
Only 57 per cent of Labor voters surveyed by RedBridge said they planned to vote yes in the referendum, while Freshwater reported just 53 per cent.
RedBridge director Tony Barry said the Yes campaign was “now in free fall”.
“The Yes23 campaign continues to inform the media that it is running its campaign in the suburbs and regional areas, but then it reverts to media stunts with corporations, celebrities or former high-ranking politicians who previously opposed it ” he told the Telegraph.
“The No campaign is showing greater message discipline by repeatedly referring to the proposal as the ‘Canberra Voice’, as their research likely shows it is a persuasive message that attracts moderate voters to their column.”
He said the Yes campaign’s decision to use Qantas and Alan Joyce for support was a mistake destined to fail.
“Tying your campaign to a toxic brand like Qantas and one of the country’s most hated CEOs might work if you’re pitching your message to members of the Chairman’s Lounge, but in suburban and regional Australia it’s appreciated as A sick cup,’ he said.
Coalition voters have remained loyal to Opposition Leader Peter Dutton and are likely to vote no in the October 14 referendum.