Only 11% of respondents to survey say they have ‘high interest’, down five points from before last year’s race

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Punters are switching off the Melbourne Cup, with a majority of Australians reporting they have little or no interest in what was once “the race that stops the nation”.

According to the latest Essential poll of 1,049 voters, just 11% reported a “high interest” in the Melbourne Cup, down five points from when the question was asked ahead of the 2022 race.

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