Mail readers show support for WA border decision

In a poll of around 2,450 Mail readers, more than 65 percent percent of people have said they backed the McGowan government's move to delay the opening of the Western Australian borders.

Readers in the Busselton-Dunsborough region were particularly supportive of the decision, with 74.60 percent of respondents giving the delay the thumbs up, and 23.55 percent disagreeing.

Mandurah readers were a little more divided, with more than 60 percent of respondents backing the move, and 32.66 percent against the decision.

56.57 percent of Augusta Margaret River respondents said they agreed with the Premier, compared with 40.88 percent in the negative.

In Bunbury, more than 65 percent of readers were behind the decision, and just over 32 percent against.

The results come after a day of mixed reactions from Western Australians following Mr McGowan's announcement that the February 5 border reopening would be delayed due to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 Omicron strain.

Thousands of flights were cancelled in response to the change in plans for the State,

Mr McGowan said on Friday that the decision to revise WA's Safe Transition Plan was a difficult one.

"I know it's a cause of disappointment and anxiety for many who had different plans, but the Omicron variant has changed everything," he said.

"We can't ignore what is happening over east.

"It would have been irresponsible and dangerous to proceed with the original plan."

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