Essential Report

Approval of military aid to Iraq

Sep 23, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Australian Government’s decision to send 600 military personnel plus aircraft to Iraq for military action against the Islamic State (IS)?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

52%

43%

74%

30%

49%

Total disapprove

34%

42%

19%

59%

39%

Strongly approve

17%

12%

27%

5%

19%

Approve

35%

31%

47%

25%

30%

Disapprove

19%

22%

13%

29%

20%

Strongly disapprove

15%

20%

6%

30%

19%

Don’t know

15%

16%

8%

11%

12%

52% approve of the Australian Government’s decision to send 600 military personnel plus aircraft to Iraq for military action against the Islamic State and 34% disapprove.

A large majority (74%) of Liberal/National voters approve while Labor voters are split 43% approve/42% disapprove.

Men split 60% approve/29% disapprove compared to women 44% approve/39% disapprove.

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