"Three out of every four voters disagree with the Prime Minister's claim there is no underlying racism in Australia.
"The Herald Poll reveals deep concerns about the long-term impact of the riots: 59 per cent of respondents believe the violence at Cronulla and other Sydney beaches would damage Australia's international reputation. Only 38 per cent think Australia's image has not been tarnished."
But the most encouraging result of all:
"The poll revealed 81 per cent backing for multiculturalism."