Essential Report

Asylum Seekers

Oct 25, 2010

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

This week Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens 12 July 10 4 April 10
Too tough 7% 9% 3% 28% 10% 6%
Too soft 63% 49% 83% 33% 56% 65%
Taking the right approach 18% 31% 7% 30% 21% 18%
Don’t know 12% 10% 7% 9% 13% 11%

63% of respondents believe that the Federal Labor Government is too soft on asylum seekers  (up 7% since the last survey in July), 7% think they are too tough and 18% think they are taking the right approach.

Only 31% of Labor voters and 30% of Greens voters think the Government is taking the right approach.

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