Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Final polling as postal survey ends (video)

Shelton's worst nightmare
 The LGBT nightmare of the postal survey is officially over, as of 4:30 this afternoon. The deadline has now passed for any more votes to be received by the ABS. Now counting will continue with the results announced Nov 15th.

Latest polling points to a strong win for Yes, with support for the No vote falling away.
All of the polls point to a big, fat Yes victory when the results are announced next week. A Guardian Essential poll released today indicates that 64 percent of people who voted in the survey did the right thing and voted for equality, compared to 31 percent who say they voted No. 

 That’s pretty similar to a Newspoll last week, which showed the Yes vote winning with 62 percent of the vote, compared to the No side’s 35 percent. Both polls show the No side losing around 3 percent in the final weeks of the campaign. Junkee   
In other words the $122million survey will tell us what we already  have known for some years now, that Australian's support David and I getting married.

In essence it will put us right back to square one again with the federal gov, except that this time Turnbull has promised to finally have a conscience vote on the issue. That means parliament will still debate the whole thing for the umpteenth time with the No side having a last ditch effort to oppose it. Or they'll introduce their own marriage equality bill that hasn't gone through the senate process of discussion and consensus, such as the Hastie bill that is full of discriminatory "religious protections". It's not over yet.