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The Aussie state with the most No voters

IT'S been months in the making, but we're finally at the pointy end of the same-sex marriage plebiscite voting period.

The $122 million postal survey will close in less than a month, and with more than 62 per cent of Australians having returned their vote, the big question is: will it be a Yes or a No?

Of course, we won't know for sure until the official results are tallied, but a snap poll by Roy Morgan has given us a preview of what's likely to come.

According to their stats, it's a resounding Yes, with 61.5 per cent of Australians in favour and just 17.5 per cent voting No.

State by state, Victorians are the biggest supporters of same-sex marriage with 69.5 per cent voting Yes, followed by Western Australians and Tasmanians, both with 63.5 per cent.

On the other side of the debate, New South Wales is delivering the highest number of No voters at 21.5 per cent, which is surprising given that Sydney - the home of Mardi Gras - is considered one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world.

Queensland and South Australia tied in second, each with 18.5 per cent of respondents voting No, according to the poll.

The survey closes on November 7, with the ABS to reveal the results on November 15.

Latest figures released last Tuesday showed 10 million survey forms have already been returned - up an estimated 800,000 from the week prior.

Earlier this week, New Zealand's The Project delivered an hilarious tongue-in-cheek "Open Letter to Australia" regarding the same-sex marriage debate - and it certainly pulled no punches.

"Hi Australia, this is New Zealand. It's come to our attention that you're deciding whether or not to legalise gay marriage right now. And as your friend, we'd like to take a moment not to make the same mistake we did," presenter Jesse Mulligan began with a twinkle in his eye.

"Please, please vote 'No' to same-sex marriage."

For those who weren't across it - New Zealand legalised same-sex marriage back in 2013.

"Many of us were horrified," he intoned with a straight face.

"We predicted that gay marriage would be a slippery slope - and we were right.

"It started with men marrying men and ladies marrying ladies, and before we knew it we were seeing dogs marry cats, cats marry birds, birds marry dogs and babies marry babies.

"Vote 'No' Australia. Stay strong. Look to your heterosexual heroes for inspiration ... And if we're looking for straight role models, how about the band Tony Abbott suggested to replace Macklemore at the Grand Final. Now there is nothing gay about Savage Garden!"



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