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Less than half support Corby parole
Less than half support Corby parole

Fewer than half of Australians support Schapelle Corby's release on parole, a week after the drug smuggler left her Balinese prison.

Although 48 per cent of Australians said they supported Corby being granted parole, 30 per cent opposed it and 23 per cent said they were unsure.

Pollsters UMR Research also found just 19 per cent of Australians believed Corby was innocent, and 47 per cent believed she was guilty. The balance were unsure.

More than half (56 per cent) of the nearly 1000 Australians surveyed said they had a "negative" opinion of Corby. That compared with the 20 per cent who described their opinion of her as "positive" and the 24 per cent who were unsure.

Corby has maintained her innocence.

One of Australia's most famous ex-cons, Corby has been living in the lap of luxury since being paroled from her cramped Bali jail cell last Monday.

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