Support for an Australian republic has again slipped, with just 36% of voters supporting a republic, according to today's Essential Report poll, although there's greater support for waiting until the death of the current monarch, Elizabeth Windsor.

Support for a republic has waxed and waned in recent years -- it was as high as 41% in 2011 but plunged into the low 30s in 2014, with opposition to a republic at one stage overtaking support, 42% to 33%. Support crept back to 39% in September, but has fallen back three points since then, while opposition is up two points to 31%. Coalition voters remain wedded to monarchism, with 43% opposed to a republic and just 30% supporting it. Men are significantly more likely to support a republic than women.