Essential: same-sex marriage opposition falls

Opposition to same-sex marriage is fading, and Tony Abbott's approval is picking up, today's Essential Report finds.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

As the ACT government passes a law allowing same-sex marriage, opposition to same-sex marriage has fallen to an all-time low, today’s Essential Report shows.

Just 31% of voters oppose it, down from 32% in May, down five points since September 2012 and 9 points since March 2011. It is supported by 57% of voters, down one point since May. Those most likely to oppose same-sex marriage are Coalition voters (45% oppose; 41% support) and older voters; women are much more likely to support it (65%) than men (49%).

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  1. Margaret Morgan

    What an astounding coincidence. Those most opposed to marriage equality are older, male Coalition voters—pretty much exactly the demographic of the Abbott Minority Liberal Government front bench.

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