Too soft or too tough on asylum seekers

Mar 5, 2014

Q. Do you think the Federal Liberal/National Government is too tough or too soft on asylum seekers or is it taking the right approach?

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Oct 10

Jul 12

Jan 14

Too tough

25%

37%

6%

79%

25%

7%

12%

22%

Too soft

28%

28%

29%

15%

33%

63%

60%

25%

Taking the right approach

34%

16%

60%

4%

38%

18%

11%

35%

Don’t know

13%

19%

5%

3%

4%

12%

17%

18%

28% think the Government is too soft on asylum seekers, 25% think they are too tough and 34% think they are taking the right approach.

Since this question was last asked in January, those thinking the Government are too tough has increased slightly from 22% to 25% – while too soft has also increased slightly from 25% to 28%. Those unable to give an opinion has dropped from 18% to 13%.

Those most likely to think they are taking the right approach were Liberal/National voters (60%) and aged 55+ (48%).

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