Voting for same sex marriage

Jun 6, 2017

Q. If a political party or candidate supported same-sex marriage would you be more likely to vote for them, less likely to vote for them or does it make no difference to your vote?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other Jun 2015
Total more likely 34%   43% 26% 62% 25% 34%
Total less likely 19%   13% 29% 10% 30% 22%
Much more likely 19%   25% 13% 36% 14% 17%
A little more likely 15%   18% 13% 26% 11% 17%
A little less likely 7%   5% 11% 8% 9% 7%
Much less likely 12%   8% 18% 2% 21% 15%
Makes no difference 40%   39% 43% 25% 42% 40%
Don’t know 6%   5% 3% 3% 4% 4%

34% said they would be more likely to vote for a party or candidate that supported same sex marriage (unchanged since June 2015), and 19% said they would be less likely (down 3%).
40% said a party or candidate’s support for same sex marriage would not make a difference to how likely they were to vote for them.

57% of 18-24 year olds said support for same sex marriage would make them more likely to vote for a party or candidate, and 35% of over 65s said it would make them less likely to vote for a candidate.

 

 

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