Essential Report

Conditions in detention centres

May 10, 2016

Q. As far as you know, are the conditions in which asylum seekers are kept on Nauru and Manus Island good or poor?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Feb 2016
Total good 32%   28% 43% 9% 44%   34%
Total poor 39%   48% 27% 77% 37%   40%
Very good 9%   8% 11% 1% 14%   9%
Good 23%   20% 32% 8% 30%   25%
Poor 20%   22% 21% 17% 21%   20%
Very poor 19%   26% 6% 60% 16%   20%
Don’t know 29%   24% 30% 14% 20%   25%

32% think that the conditions in which asylum seekers are kept on Nauru and Manus Island are good and 39% think they are poor. This represents little change since this question was asked in February.

43% of Liberal National voters think the conditions are good while 77% of Greens voters and 48% of Labor voters think they are poor.

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