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Early Results Of Same-Sex Postal Survey Show Clear Majority

Preliminary results of the same-sex marriage postal vote indicate that the "Yes" side has streaked ahead with an impressive majority.

While the survey doesn't close for another six weeks, a staggering 77 per cent of Australians have already returned their vote according to statistics by The Guardian.

The poll, conducted by Newgate Research, has predicted a clear lead for the Yes vote in almost every age bracket: 65 per cent in the 18 - 34 age group, 55 per cent yes in 35 - 54 year-olds and 54 per cent for the over-55s.

SkyNews' poll echoes The Guardian's, with 64.3 per cent of respondents revealed that they had sent back their ballot and voted Yes compared to 15.5 per cent who had returned their vote with a No.

Perhaps the most impressive statistic to come out of the early results, though, is the level of youth engagement; The Guardian reckon that 69 per cent of 18 - 24 have voted, which will come as a huge blow to the No campaign, who were banking on a low turn-out among young people.

But that doesn't mean voters who have yet to return their ballot can get complacent; exit polls don't always tell the whole story, so it's important to make sure you're having your say.

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