Government handling of asylum seekers issue

Mar 5, 2014

Q. How would you rate the performance of the Federal Liberal/National Government in handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat?

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total good

39%

15%

72%

7%

36%

Total poor

38%

60%

10%

87%

42%

Very good

18%

4%

37%

4%

16%

Good

21%

11%

35%

3%

20%

Neither good nor poor

18%

19%

14%

4%

19%

Poor

15%

22%

8%

18%

16%

Very poor

23%

38%

2%

69%

26%

Don’t know

5%

6%

3%

3%

3%

39% think the Government’s performance in handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat has been good and 38% think it has been poor.

Those most likely to think it has been good were Liberal/National voters (72%) and aged 55+ (52%).

Those most likely to think it has been poor were Labor voters (60%), Greens voters (87%) and aged under 35 (47%).