Guardian Essential Poll predicts Yes vote in same-sex marriage postal survey

Guardian Essential Poll predicts Yes vote in same-sex marriage postal survey

By Kristina Rosengren

According to a recent Essential poll from the Guardian, a yes vote is likely to result out of the Turnbull government’s $122 million same sex marriage postal survey.

The new poll surveyed 1,792 voters and revealed 64% of people cast a yes vote in the ballot, while 31% said they voted no, and 5% declined to answer.

More older people returned their vote, with 94% of those over the age of 55 reporting having sent in their form, in contrast to those under 35 at 80%.

With the survey closed Tuesday after 4:30pm, the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show at least 12.6 million Australians voted in the poll, constituting a return rate of 78.5%.

Despite the predicted yes vote from the Guardian, there have been conflicting polls throughout the campaign, and only the final result published on Wednesday 15th November will put to rest speculation.

If a yes vote does result, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has previously said a law might be introduced and possibly be passed as early as Christmas.

However, if a no vote succeeds, Mr Turnbull said no bill would proceed.



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