Party with best policy on handling asylum seeker issue

Jun 17, 2013

Q. Which party has the best policy for handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Labor

13%

36%

2%

4%

Liberal

38%

8%

74%

4%

Greens

7%

8%

1%

55%

None of them

31%

36%

18%

27%

Don’t know

11%

13%

6%

9%

38% think the Liberal Party has the best policy for handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat and 13% think the Labor Party has the best policy. 31% think no party has the best policy.

Only 36% of Labor voters think the Labor Party has the best policy compared with 74% of Liberal/National voters who think the Liberals have the best policy.

Of those who think the asylum seeker issue is one of or the most important election issue, 59% think that the Liberals have the best policy, 12% think Labor has the best policy and 18% think none of them do.