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Voting patterns by generation at federal elections since 2001

This Flagpost looks at changes in different generation’s first preference votes to the major parties over the past eight House of Representatives elections, based on Australian Election Survey (AES) data. The AES (run by the Australian National University) has conducted post-election sample surveys after every federal election since 1987. While (the many) pre-election opinion polls capture voter intention, post-election surveys more accurately identify who actually voted for whom. Methodology and notes are below the final chart (Figure 5). First preferences by party and generation As an introduction, Figure 1 shows the AES results to the four groups at the 2022 election by generation. ... Read more...

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