Yes vote on top as same-sex marriage survey closes in Australia

Australia appears on track for a yes vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey when results are reported next week, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll, where 64% of people who have voted say they’ve cast a yes ballot.

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With the survey closing on Tuesday, the new poll of 1,792 voters shows 86% of the sample reporting they have voted – up 11% in a fortnight, Guardian Essential poll shows.

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While the Turnbull government has promised consideration of a private member’s bill to legalise same-sex marriage before year’s end if there’s a yes vote, the government has recently rejected a proposed Indigenous voice to parliament on the basis it would have no realistic chance of getting past a referendum. But the new poll suggests more Australians support that concept than oppose it.