Essential Report

Government handling of asylum seekers issue

Jan 28, 2015

Q. How would you rate the performance of the Federal Liberal/National Government in handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat? 

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Mar 2014

Jul 2014

Total good

38%

22%

72%

6%

40%

39%

41%

Total poor

36%

53%

8%

80%

35%

38%

35%

Very good

20%

8%

44%

2%

19%

18%

24%

Good

18%

14%

28%

4%

21%

21%

17%

Neither good nor poor

19%

19%

19%

10%

21%

18%

18%

Poor

15%

20%

7%

19%

19%

15%

12%

Very poor

21%

33%

1%

61%

16%

23%

23%

Don’t know

7%

6%

2%

3%

4%

5%

7%

38% (down 3% since last July) think the Government’s performance in handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat has been good and 36% (up 1%) think it has been poor.

Those most likely to think it has been good were Liberal/National voters (72%), men (46%) and aged 55+ (54%).

Those most likely to think it has been poor were Labor voters (53%) and Greens voters (80%).

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