Essential Report

Buying submarines from Japan

Sep 16, 2014

Q. Do you support or oppose the Government buying submarines from Japan if it is cheaper than building them in Australia? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total support

28%

19%

40%

28%

17%

Total oppose

51%

60%

42%

57%

70%

Strongly support

6%

3%

9%

1%

7%

Support

22%

16%

31%

27%

10%

Oppose

23%

22%

25%

23%

25%

Strongly oppose

28%

38%

17%

34%

45%

Don’t know

22%

20%

17%

15%

12%

28% support the Government buying submarines from Japan if it is cheaper than building them in Australia and 51% oppose.

While most voters are strongly opposed, Liberal/National voters are split (40% support/42% oppose).

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