Asylum Seeker Debate

Jul 9, 2012

Q. Do you think the current debate over handling of asylum seekers shows that Australian politicians are genuinely concerned about the welfare of asylum seekers or are they just playing politics over the issue?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Genuinely concerned bout asylum seekers

11%

16%

13%

7%

Just playing politics

78%

74%

81%

85%

Don’t know

11%

10%

6%

8%

Only 11% think that Australian politicians are genuinely concerned about the welfare of asylum seekers and 78% think they are just playing politics over the issue.

There were no substantial differences across demographic groups.