Australian Election: Vaccine coercion turns voters off the majors

Australian Election: Vaccine coercion turns voters off the majors. By Clare Pain. Based on an online survey of more than 26,000 people.

Australians who have felt coerced into vaccination will spurn the major parties on election day, data suggests. …

Among the 9,861 people who had at least one vaccine dose, 77 per cent said they felt ‘extremely pressured’ to take the needle, with the preeminent reason given being ‘to keep my job’.

Most respondents (63 per cent) remained unvaccinated and at the time of the survey (in February and March 2022) almost half of them said that they, too, were feeling extremely pressured to have the jab.

Disaffection with the pandemic response appears to have translated into a massive shift in voting behaviour, with voters turning their backs on the major parties, especially the Liberal-National coalition. …

When people had been vaccine-coerced only 0.6 per cent of them planned to vote Labor, but in the ‘no pressure’ group the Labor share of the vote was resilient, at 9.2 per cent.

But the Coalition vote collapsed in both groups with just 2.3 per cent of the pressured group and 5.2 per cent of the no pressure group intending to vote for them on May 21.

Where were all these votes going? It’s clear that respondents had transferred their allegiance to ‘Freedom Friendly’ parties, with the most popular destinations for their 2022 votes being Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (23.0 per cent), the United Australia Party (22.8 per cent), the Liberal Democrats (8.7 per cent), and the Great Australia Party (6.4 per cent). A further 8.4 per cent said they would vote for AustraliaOne, while 6.8 per cent said they would be voting for an independent.

Vaccine mandates were an unforced technical and moral error by an over-reaching, bureaucratic ruling class.

hat-tip Stephen Neil