Party with best policy on handling asylum seeker issue

Jul 29, 2013

Q. Which party has the best policy for handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

17 Jun 13

Labor

25%

58%

4%

10%

13%

Liberal

26%

3%

57%

2%

38%

Greens

6%

5%

1%

44%

7%

None of them

28%

21%

25%

29%

31%

Don’t know

15%

13%

13%

15%

11%

26% (down 12% since June) think the Liberal Party has the best policy for handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat and 25% (up 12%) think the Labor Party has the best policy. 28% think no party has the best policy.

58% (up 22%) of Labor voters think the Labor Party has the best policy compared with 57% (down 17%) of Liberal/National voters who think the Liberals have the best policy.

Of those who think the asylum seeker issue is one of or the most important election issue, 35% think that Labor has the best policy, 29% think the Liberals have the best policy and 17% think none of them do.

 

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