Action against Indonesia

May 5, 2015

Q.Because Indonesia rejected Australia’s calls for clemency for the Bali nine drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, would you approve or disapprove of Australia responding by taking some form of action – such as suspending co-operation with Indonesia in certain areas?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total approve 40% 44% 43% 38% 41% 41% 39% 37% 43% 42%
Total disapprove 42% 41% 42% 44% 44% 43% 41% 43% 38% 48%
Strongly approve 17% 20% 17% 15% 22% 19% 15% 14% 19% 19%
Approve 23% 24% 26% 23% 19% 22% 24% 23% 24% 23%
Disapprove 24% 22% 27% 26% 19% 22% 26% 26% 21% 27%
Strongly disapprove 18% 19% 15% 18% 25% 21% 15% 17% 17% 21%
Don’t know 17% 14% 14% 19% 14% 16% 19% 20% 19% 10%

40% approve of taking some form of action against Indonesia over the executions of the Bali drug smugglers and 42% disapprove.

Most voter and demographic groups were relatively evenly split on this question. Those aged 55+ were a little more likely to disapprove.

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