Election 2013 youth survey – voting preferences

Kevin Rudd’s return as Prime Minister is winning Labor the youth vote, but nearly a third of young Australians remain undecided, according to new research by The Australia Institute.

The survey of more than 950 people aged 17-24 asked respondents about their voting intentions, whether they vote the same way as their friends and family, and how interested they are in the federal election.

These results can be compared with a similar survey conducted by The Australia Institute in May.

The survey found Labor has received a boost of ten percentage points with 33 per cent of respondents now saying they’ll vote for the ALP, compared with 23 per cent in the May survey.

The Liberal vote has dropped from 25 per cent to 23 per cent, while the Greens dropped from 11 per cent to eight per cent.

35 per cent of those surveyed said Kevin Rudd’s return as Prime Minister makes them more likely to vote Labor, while 14 per cent say they are now less likely to vote Labor.

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