The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
A majority of Australians continue to support legalising same-sex marriage but they do not rate it as an issue that will decide their vote at the election. A national Fairfax Nielsen Poll conducted from Sunday, August 18, to Thursday, August 22, surveyed 2545 people across the country and found support growing for legalised marriage equality. Sixty-five per cent of respondents supported legalising marriage between same-sex couples, up 8 points since December 2011, while only 28 per cent were opposed (down 7 points). Support was greater among women (75 per cent) than men (55 per cent) and greater among younger voters than older voters. But when asked how important same-sex marriage was in deciding their vote, 57 per cent of respondents said it was “not important at all”.
The new poll shows a slight uptick from the last one we saw about a year ago, at 64%. Fingers crossed for the election.