|Support for republic collapses|
|Written by ACM|
|Monday, 21 May 2012|
The latest opinion poll in the UK (the respected Ipsos MORI poll) shows that only 13% of Britons want a republic. Hear Professor David Flint comment - click here.
For the Royal Visit last year, ACM invited Roy Morgan research to survey support for a politicians republic from the time of the referendum. This confirmed our findings set out in the opinion polling section on our site.
The latest opinion poll in the UK shows that only 13% of Britons want a politicians’ republic.
An Ipsos MORI poll in the UK shows support for the monarchy has risen to 80% (Report by Gordon Rayner in the London Daily Telegraph on 18 May, “Diamond Jubilee and 'Kate effect' lead to record support for the monarchy, poll shows”
The last polls in Australia taken last year showed support for a republic was down to the low thirties.
When ACM invited the nations’ most venerable polling organisation, Roy Morgan research, to survey support for a politicians republic from the time of the referendum, if confirmed our findings set out on a site.
Support in Australia for a politicians Republic in late 2011 was at 34%.
We did this in preparation for the Royal Tour of 2011, and Morgan report made news around the world.
It also confirmed a phenomenon we discovered during polling for the referendum campaign. This was that support for a politicians’ republic is not only lower among the aged.
The Morgan poll confirms this with support among the young down to 31%.
If you look at the section on polling on the ACM site you will see that this has been confirmed and consistent over the years. It makes a mockery of former Senator Susan Ryan's observation that she the Republicans only had to wait until my generation passed on –“dropped off the perch” were the words I recall.
It also makes a mockery of the Attorney General's s Nicola Roxon’s barb years ago that no new monarchists are being born .
The Australian Republican movement is always looking for some silver bullet which will ensure that some unknown politicians’ republic will fall into their laps.
Perhaps they should go back and work out precisely what they want.
So support for a politicians’ republic is down to 13%.
If a similar trend is occurring here, support would be down to the twenties.
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