Military aid to Ukraine

Sep 16, 2014

Q. Would you support or oppose the Australian Government providing military aid to the Ukraine Government fighting against Russian-backed rebel forces?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total support

36%

33%

54%

19%

33%

Total oppose

42%

47%

32%

64%

51%

Strongly support

8%

7%

14%

3%

8%

Support

28%

26%

40%

16%

25%

Oppose

24%

24%

21%

43%

23%

Strongly oppose

18%

23%

11%

21%

28%

Don’t know

22%

20%

15%

16%

15%

36% would support the Australian Government providing military aid to the Ukraine Government fighting against Russian-backed rebel forces and 42% would oppose.

54% of Liberal/National voters support providing military aid but there are no substantial differences across demographic groups.

Australian troops in Afghanistan

Nov 21, 2011

Q.  Thinking about the Australian troops in Afghanistan, do you think Australia should –

25 Oct 2010 21 Mar 2011 29 Aug 2011 Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Increase the number of troops in Afghanistan 10% 5% 4% 3% 3% 4% 3%
Keep the same number of troops in Afghanistan 30% 30% 26% 22% 21% 29% 11%
Withdraw our troops from Afghanistan 47% 56% 64% 64% 66% 57% 76%
Don’t know 14% 9% 7% 11% 10% 10% 10%

64% (no change) think Australia should withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, 22% (down 4%) think we should maintain troop numbers and 3% (down 1%) think we should increase them.

Since October last year, support for withdrawal of Australian troops has increased from 47% to 64%. There was majority support for withdrawal by all voting groups – 57% of Lib/Nat voters, 66% Labor and 76% Greens. Support for withdrawal was also similar across age groups but women were more likely than men to support withdrawal of troops (72% to 55%).

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