Too Soft or Too Tough on Asylum Seekers

Jul 9, 2012

Q. Do you think the Federal Labor Government is too tough or too soft on asylum seekers or is it taking the right approach?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

25 Oct 10

12 July 10

4 April 10

Too tough

12%

18%

6%

35%

7%

10%

6%

Too soft

60%

42%

82%

30%

63%

56%

65%

Taking the right approach

11%

26%

4%

14%

18%

21%

18%

Don’t know

17%

14%

8%

21%

12%

13%

11%

60% think the Government is too soft on asylum seekers, 12% think they are too tough and 11% think they are taking the right approach.

Since this question was last asked in October 2010, those thinking they are too tough has increased from 7% to 12% – while too soft has declined from 63% to 60% and taking the right approach declined from 18% to 11%.

Carbon Tax

Jul 9, 2012

Q. Since the carbon tax was introduced on 1st July, have you noticed any increase in the costs of goods or services?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Yes, have noticed an increase in costs

31%

23%

40%

17%

No, have not noticed any increase in costs

54%

69%

43%

77%

Don’t know

15%

8%

17%

6

31% say they have noticed an increase in the costs of goods or services since the carbon tax was introduced and 54% say they have not noticed any increase in costs.

Those most likely to say they have noticed an increase in costs were aged 25-44 (36%), Liberal/National voters (40%) and full-time workers (34%).

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