Importance of Asylum Seeker issue

Aug 4, 2015

Q. How important is the asylum seeker issue of in deciding which party you will vote for in the Federal election?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Jun 2013
The most important issue 7% 7% 8% 6% 9% 6%
One of the most important issues 29% 23% 35% 38% 28% 28%
Quite important but not as important as other issues 37% 44% 36% 33% 33% 37%
Not very important 10% 11% 11% 13% 9% 14%
Not at all important 9% 9% 7% 6% 17% 10%
Don’t know 8% 5% 3% 4% 4% 5%

36% of respondents think the asylum seeker issue is the most important or one of the most important election issues.

43% of Liberal/National voters think it is one of or the most important issues.

These results are very similar to those from June 2013.