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%.