Australia providing military support in the Middle East

Oct 2, 2019

Q. At the end of August, Australia agreed to provide military support to their allies in the Middle East to protect shipping and trade in the region.

To what extent do you support or oppose Australia’s military involvement in the region?

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens Independent / Other
Strongly support 16% 13% 25% 11% 13%
Somewhat support 35% 34% 44% 28% 30%
Somewhat oppose 19% 22% 17% 28% 19%
Strongly oppose 15% 20% 7% 19% 24%
Unsure 14% 11% 8% 15% 14%
NET: Support 51% 47% 69% 38% 43%
NET: Oppose 35% 42% 24% 47% 43%
Base 1,097 346 346 115 154
  • 52% of those who support military involvement, are concerned about future conflict, whereas 75% of those who are opposed to military involvement are concerned there could be future conflict in the area.
  • Liberal voters are both more supportive of Australia’s military involvement in the Middle East (69%) and less concerned that this could lead to another conflict (46%).

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