Latest Poll Shows Strong Support For Same-Sex Marriage Vote

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Let’s not count the chickens until they’ve hatched, however, things are looking good for the LGBTI community according to recent same-sex marriage postal voter polling.

In a Sky News ReachTel poll of nearly five thousand people, results indicate that more than 64 per cent of those surveyed have sent back their ballot and voted ‘Yes’, with a further six per cent still plan to vote ‘Yes’.

Of those polled 15.5 per cent said they have already posted their ‘No’ vote.

The poll also indicated that 79 per cent of Australians have completed and posted their response, six per cent said they will not participate, while three per cent had not received their ballot.

Today starts a weekly announcement estimating the running total number of same-sex marriage postal survey envelopes sent back to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

“The ABS recognises there is great public interest in the survey’s progress. These updates may encourage participation by those who have not yet responded and will inform reasonable public expectations about the likely final level of response,” explaioned ABS Deputy Australian Statistician and Taskforce Lead, Jonathan Palmer.

There is still over a month until the survey closes on 7 November 2017 with the final result announced on the 15th.

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