Too soft or too tough on asylum seekers

Jan 21, 2014

Q. Do you think the Federal Liberal/National Government is too tough or too soft on asylum seekers or is it taking the right approach?

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Oct 10

Jul 12

Too tough

22%

37%

3%

68%

16%

7%

12%

Too soft

25%

23%

23%

14%

41%

63%

60%

Taking the right approach

35%

19%

61%

5%

25%

18%

11%

Don’t know

18%

21%

13%

13%

18%

12%

17%

25% think the Government is too soft on asylum seekers, 22% think they are too tough and 35% think they are taking the right approach.

Since this question was last asked in July 2012, those thinking the Governmemnt are too tough has increased from 12% to 22% – while too soft has declined from 60% to 25% and taking the right approach increased from 11% to 35%.

Those most likely to think they are taking the right approach were Liberal/National voters (61%) and aged 55+ (47%).

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