Approval of asylum seeker policy

Jul 29, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the announcement by the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, that all asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat will be sent to New Guinea for processing and none will be resettled in Australia?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

61%

75%

58%

32%

Total disapprove

28%

16%

32%

62%

Strongly approve

30%

45%

24%

7%

Approve

31%

30%

34%

25%

Disapprove

14%

10%

14%

31%

Strongly disapprove

14%

6%

18%

31%

Don’t know

11%

9%

10%

7%

61% approve of the announcement that all asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat will be sent to New Guinea for processing and none will be resettled in Australia and 28% disapprove.

75% of Labor voters and 58% of Liberal/National voters approve but 62% of Greens voters disapprove. A majority of all demographic groups approved – those most likely to disapprove were respondents with university degrees (54% approve/35% disapprove).

Of those who think the asylum seeker issue is one of or the most important election issue, 71% approve and 25% disapprove.

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