Support for Indigenous constitutional recognition drops below 60% – poll

Support for Indigenous constitutional recognition drops below 60% – poll, by Paul Karp.

Support for recognition of Indigenous Australians in the constitution has dropped below 60%, according to an Essential poll released today.

The poll of 1,006 respondents found 58% said they would vote yes in a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian constitution.

The figure is a large decline on a poll commissioned by Recognise in 2015 which found 85% in favour of constitutional recognition but only a small decline on a JWS Research poll in July which found 60% in favour of recognition and 59% in favour of a treaty.