Negotiate a Solution for Handling Asylum Seekers

Jul 2, 2012

Q. The Government has offered to negotiate with Tony Abbott and the Liberals to reach a compromise solution for handling asylum seekers. Tony Abbott has refused to negotiate and says the Government should adopt the Liberal policy. Do you think the Government and the Opposition should negotiate a solution or should the Government adopt the Liberal policy?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should negotiate a solution

57%

86%

34%

85%

Should adopt the Liberal policy

26%

5%

50%

1%

Don’t know

17%

9%

15%

13

57% agreed that the Government and the Opposition should negotiate a solution to handling asylum seekers and 26% think the Government should adopt the Liberal policy.

Those most in favour of adopting the Liberal policy were men (33%), Liberal/National voters (50%) and those aged 65+ (40%).

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