Asylum Seeker Plans

Jun 20, 2011

Q. The Government has proposed sending asylum seekers arriving by boat to Malaysia for processing and the Opposition has proposed sending asylum seekers to Nauru. Which of these two options do you favour?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Malaysia 16% 29% 12% 9%
Nauru 34% 18% 55% 12%
Neither 30% 34% 18% 61%
Don’t know 20% 20% 14% 18%

34% favoured sending asylum seekers to Nauru and 16% favoured Malaysia, with a further 30% selecting ‘neither’.

Labor (34%) and Green voters (61%) were most likely to favour ‘neither’ – Liberal/National voters were most likely to favour Nauru (55%).

Males (37%) were more likely than females (31%) to favour Nauru. Females were more likely to select Don’t Know (25%).

Older respondents were more likely to favour Nauru – 48% of those aged 55+.

Younger respondents were more likely to select ‘neither’ – 37% of those aged 18-34.

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