Women could hold keys to election win

Woman's arm putting a piece of paper in a voting box, next to a pram covered in a patterned blue shawl
Wednesday 18 May 2022

Women could hold the keys to the Lodge and election victory this Saturday, with new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU) showing female voters are three times more likely than men to have not yet decided who they'll vote for. 

The April 2022 survey of more than 3,500 Australians found 8.4 per cent of female respondents were still to determine their final vote, compared to 2.8 per cent of men.

Professor Michelle Ryan, Director of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership at ANU, says the findings suggest women's votes are still "up for grabs".

"The data tells us women could hold the power to decide who is elected prime minister, meaning there is still time for candidates to convince female voters why they deserve their support," Professor Ryan, who was involved in the survey, said. READ MORE

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