Kouk Polling – a subsidiary of Market Economics – conducted an informal, unscientific, voluntary Twitter poll to test the support for the question of marriage equality in Australia.
The poll, which was conducted over the 24 hours to 5.30pm, 10 August 2017, asked the question:
Should the Marriage Act be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?
Of the 6,948 people who voted, 92 per cent said “yes”, with 8 per cent voting “no”.
Even with a margin of error in the poll of 41 per cent, the “yes” vote would carry.
It was encouraging to see that the poll was retweeted over 1,000 times, a sure sign of the passion for the issue.
And to think, the government will be squandering $122 million on a poll that will undoubtedly vote “yes” to marriage equality. With the budget already in deficit, the government will have to borrow this money which will increase the level of government debt and it will have to pay around $2.5 million a year in interest to cover the borrowing costs.