Voice to Parliament is set to deliver a landslide No victory as a disastrous new poll for the Yes campaign reveals support for the referendum has fallen to a record low.
Support for the Yes campaign has fallen to its lowest level yet, according to a new poll.
Just over a third of Australians – 36 per cent – say they will vote Yes to the Voice in Parliament, according to the Newspoll survey of 1,239 voters for The Australian.
This is a drop of two points in the last three weeks – the lowest level ever recorded for the beleaguered Yes campaign.
At the same time, opposition to the historic referendum increased slightly to 56 percent with less than three weeks until polling day.
Just over a third of Australians – 36 per cent – say they will vote Yes to Voice to Parliament, according to the Newspoll survey of 1,239 voters (Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is pictured wearing, during a Midnight Oil concert, a “Voice, Treaty, Truth T-shirt) logo
The no movement spans most age groups and demographics, but most involves women and younger voters who were previously The Voice’s strongest supporters.
Women’s support fell from 41 percent to 36 percent, but the proportion saying they would vote no rose nine points to 57 percent.
At the same time, support for The Voice increased by three points among men, to 36 percent, while those with a university education also saw an increase to 54 percent.
Of most concern for the Yes campaign, however, will be the decline in support among 18-34 year olds, who constitute the strongest support base for The Voice.
Support among this demographic group fell five points to 50 percent — down from 70 percent at the start of the year — while those supporting no rose four points to 41 percent.
Support for the No campaign has increased across most age groups and demographics, but is strongest among women and younger voters who were previously The Voice’s strongest supporters (pictured: A rally for the No campaign in Sydney on Saturday).
Only 77 percent of voters aged 18 to 34 said they would definitely or very likely vote, meaning the age group most likely to vote yes was least likely to go to the polls.
Yet the most painful read for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is that support for Voice among Labor voters has also declined, with those approving the constitutional amendment falling from 61 per cent in the previous Newspoll to 56 per cent in the latest survey.
The poll also recorded a six-point drop in Liberal Leader Peter Dutton’s net approval rating since he took office. It’s now minus 20.
Mr. Albanese’s improved slightly to + three.