Assange for the Senate

Apr 15, 2013

Q. Julian Assange, has announced he will run for the Senate in Victoria in the next Federal election and will also run candidates in other states. How likely would Julian Assange be to make a positive contribution to Federal Parliament?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Very likely

12%

13%

9%

21%

Somewhat likely

20%

24%

18%

40%

Not very likely

25%

25%

27%

18%

Not at all likely

25%

25%

31%

15%

Don’t know

17%

13%

16%

7%

32% think it is very or somewhat likely that Julian Assange would make a positive contribution to Federal Parliament.

Those most likely to think he would make a positive contribution were men (38%), aged 25-44 (42%) and Greens voters (61%).

58% of those who had read or heard a lot about Julian Assange, and 42% of those who had read or heard some thought it was likely he would make a positive contribution to Parliament.