Party with Best Policy on Handling Asylum Seeker issue

Aug 4, 2015

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 Vote other   Jun 2013
Labor 12% 32% 2% 4% 1% 13%
Liberal 37% 11% 78% 4% 32% 38%
Greens 8% 7% 3% 55% 6% 7%
None of them 24% 29% 11% 27% 41% 31%
Don’t know 19% 21% 6% 9% 19% 11%

37% think the Liberal Party has the best policy for handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat and 12% think the Labor Party has the best policy. 24% think no party has the best policy. These results are very similar to those from June 2013.

Only 32% of Labor voters think the Labor Party has the best policy compared with 78% 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, 46% think that the Liberals have the best policy, 15% think Labor has the best policy, 12% think the Greens have the best policy and 14% think none of them do.

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