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Yes Camp Gains Some Momentum, Despite Polling In No Camp’s Favour

More Australians are still intending to vote No in the referendum for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, according to latest Guardian Essential polling.

The polling suggests 49 per cent of respondents intend to vote No, down two points over the last fortnight, while 43 per cent will vote Yes, up two points.

Eight per cent remain unsure on how they’ll vote.

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The percentage of people voting “hard no” outnumbered the “hard yes”, 42 to 30 per cent, while 13 per cent say they were a “soft yes”, and seven per cent a “soft no”.

It’s the first positive shift identified in the data in several months, but the masthead noted the shifts were inside the poll’s margin of error (plus or minus three points).

Speaking to ABC RN this morning, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said latest polling showed promising signs that the Yes camp was gaining momentum.

“[The referendum is] certainly winnable,” he said.

“We have over 50,000 volunteers out there talking with people [at] the door … when they go to vote.

“There are people having conversations with their parents and grandparents, their neighbours, their workmates about what this is about. And we have, I think, another couple days in which to have those conversations, and they’re important because this is a very gracious request.”

Penrith Panthers co-captain Nathan Cleary is the latest sportsperson to support the Yes camp for the Voice.

Just hours after he led his team to a third-straight premiership, Cleary made public his support with a message, “No Voice, No Choice – come on Australia, vote Yes”.

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