Essential Report

Decision on declaration of war

Aug 22, 2017

Q. Should the decision about whether or not to declare war be made by the Prime Minister or should it be debated and voted on by Parliament?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Should be made by Prime Minister 22%   17% 33% 13% 21%
Should be voted on by Parliament 61%   68% 56% 71% 63%
Don’t know 17%   16% 11% 16% 17%

 

61% believe that the decision about whether or not to declare war should it be debated and voted on by Parliament and 22% think it should be made by the Prime Minister.

Those most likely to favour a vote in Parliament were aged 65+ (72%), Greens voters (71%) and Labor voters (68%).

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