‘Yes’ Vote Leading In Postal Survey, Poll Reveals

A new poll has revealed the “yes” vote has a commanding lead in the same-sex marriage postal survey.

The latest Newspoll published by The Australian newspaper suggests the “yes” campaign is leading by millions of votes, with 59 percent of the 1,583 respondents reporting a “yes” vote.

The “no” campaign have garnered 38 percent of the vote, according to the poll.

The Newspoll found 65 percent of respondents had already voted, with another 19 percent stating they will definitely vote and 6 percent saying they probably will before the survey closes.

The polling found that public support for the survey had declined from 49% in August to 44% in September to 43% last weekend.

Earlier this week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced an estimated 10.8 million Australians had returned their survey forms, around 67.5 percent of eligible voters.

“Yes” campaigners have urged all eligible Australians to post their survey forms by October 27 to ensure the votes are received by the deadline on November 7.

If you need a replacement survey form, act fast because you have until 5pm tomorrow (Friday, October 20) to request one from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The results of the survey will be announced on November 15.

Jordan Hirst
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