Policy on asylum seekers

May 24, 2016

Q: If the Labor Party was elected into Government at the next election, do you think they would keep the Coalition Government’s policy on asylum seekers arriving by boat or do you think they would change the policy?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Would keep the policy 28%   38% 27% 30% 26%
Would change the policy 38%   26% 54% 29% 46%
Don’t know 34%   36% 20% 41% 28%

38% think that if the Labor Party is elected, they would change the Coalition Government’s policy on asylum seekers and 28% think they would keep the Coalition policy.

More than half the Liberal/National voters think Labor would change the Coalition policy.

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%).

Government handling of issues

Feb 25, 2014

Q. How would you rate the Federal Liberal-National Government for the way they have handled the following issues?

 

Total good

Total poor

Net score

Very good

Good

Average

Poor

Very poor

Don’t know

Managing the economy

34%

31%

+3

12%

22%

29%

16%

15%

6%

Treatment of asylum seekers

37%

36%

+1

18%

19%

18%

11%

25%

9%

Relations with other countries

29%

32%

-3

8%

21%

30%

13%

19%

8%

Education and schools

28%

35%

-7

6%

22%

28%

19%

16%

8%

Supporting Australian businesses

27%

34%

-7

8%

19%

31%

18%

16%

8%

Protecting the environment

26%

36%

-10

7%

19%

28%

14%

22%

9%

Social welfare

27%

39%

-12

8%

19%

26%

17%

22%

8%

Industrial relations

26%

38%

-12

9%

17%

27%

18%

20%

9%

Health services

25%

38%

-13

6%

19%

29%

20%

18%

7%

Climate change

24%

39%

-15

10%

14%

28%

13%

26%

9%

Supporting Australian jobs

25%

44%

-19

8%

17%

26%

20%

24%

6%

The Government received negative rating for all issues except managing the economy (34% good/31% poor) and treatment of asylum seekers (37%/36%).

Highest negative ratings were given for supporting Australian jobs (25% good/44% poor), climate change (24%/39%), health services (25%/38%), industrial relations (26%/38%) and social welfare (27%/39%).

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