84% of Australians support the right to strike for better wages and work conditions

June 07, 2024, 12:21 AM GMT+0

YouGov’s latest Public Data poll has found that 84% of Australians support the right to strike for better wages and job security.

YouGov’s Director of Public Affairs and Public Data, Paul Smith said, “Australians are united in their support of the right to strike for better wages and conditions. This support comes in at an unprecedented level and even crosses party lines, backed by 75% of Coalition voters.”

This poll also measured voter intention.

This YouGov data found that the two-party preferred vote is, for the second poll in a row, too close to call at 50% Labor – 50% Coalition.

This result is the equal lowest YouGov polling 2PP result for Labor since the 2022 Federal election.

Labor’s primary vote remains at 30%, while the Greens have risen by 1 to 14%.

The Coalition’s primary vote has stayed steady at 38%, while Pauline Hansen’s One Nation Party has also remained at 8%.

Paul Smith said, “The continued weakness of Labor’s primary vote at only 30% makes it too close to call which party would receive the two-party preferred majority in an election held today.”

The satisfaction for both party leaders also remains negative. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s score has remained at -12 (41% satisfied, 53% dissatisfied).

Comparatively, Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton’s score has plummeted 7 points, coming in at -13 (38% satisfied, 51% dissatisfied).

Anthony Albanese remains as the preferred Prime Minister, with his margin increasing by 4 points since our last poll. 47% are in favour of Albanese, while 36% prefer Dutton.

17% of Australians don’t prefer either party leader as Prime Minister.

Methodology: This survey was conducted between 31 May and 4 June 2024 with a sample of 1500. Results are weighted to be representative of the population by age, gender, education, AEC region, household income, weighting by past vote (Federal vote and Voice referendum), with an effective margin of error of 3.2%. See Australian Polling Council methodology statement for full weightings.

YouGov correctly predicted the result of the recent referendum at 40% Yes, 60% No, and is a founding member of the Australian Polling Council, as well as a global leader in polling research. We are the only polling company to have polled our entire panel of survey participants to ensure our polls are representative of how Australians vote in the Voice referendum.

For further information or comment contact Paul Smith, Director of Government paul.smith@yougov.com or Amir Daftari, Director of Polling amir.daftari@yougov.com.