Too soft or too tough on asylum seekers

Jul 8, 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

Jan 14

Mar 14

Too tough

27%

46%

5%

71%

21%

7%

12%

22%

25%

Too soft

18%

17%

20%

8%

24%

63%

60%

25%

28%

Taking the right approach

36%

19%

65%

7%

37%

18%

11%

35%

34%

Don’t know

18%

19%

9%

14%

17%

12%

17%

18%

13%

18% think the Government is too soft on asylum seekers, 27% think they are too tough and 36% think they are taking the right approach.

Since this question was last asked in March, those thinking the Government are too tough has increased slightly from 25% to 27% – while too soft has declined from 28% to 18%. Those unable to give an opinion has increased from 13% to 18%.

Those most likely to think they are taking the right approach were Liberal/National voters (65%) and aged 55+ (52%).

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