Support for the Indigenous Voice is slipping into parliament as calls grow for Anthony Albanese to provide more details on the motion
Public support for an Indigenous voice in parliament is waning as the federal opposition continues to demand more detail on the referendum proposal.
A poll by the Resolve Political Monitor, published in nine newspapers on Tuesday, found 47 percent of voters back a plan to enshrine the Indigenous vote in the constitution.
A new poll shows that a growing number of people are hesitant for or against the Indigenous vote
The number, based on more than 3,000 responses during the month of late December, was down from the 53 percent who supported the move in August and September.
About 30 percent said they did not support constitutional change, up from 29 percent in the previous poll.
An increasing number of people were reluctant, with the cohort swelling from 19 percent to 23 percent.
The poll comes as the opposition intensifies its attacks on the government over an alleged lack of detail on the proposed body.
Noel Pearson, an Indigenous leader and leader of the Yes campaign, on Monday dismissed the call for more detail as a diversion, adding that a failure of the referendum would permanently damage reconciliation efforts.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who posted the wording of the proposed referendum question at the Jarma Festival in July, said parliament would decide how the advisory body would function if the referendum was successful.
The National Party has announced that it will not support the referendum, while the Liberal Party has not yet defined an official position.
The Indigenous Voice will be composed of First Nations representatives who will advise the higher levels of government