Essential Report

Handling of asylum seekers

Nov 19, 2013

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

Total good

28%

 

8%

56%

5%

12%

Total poor

40%

 

63%

11%

82%

50%

Very good

10%

2%

20%

2%

Good

18%

6%

36%

5%

10%

Neither good nor poor

27%

22%

30%

11%

31%

Poor

14%

21%

8%

19%

13%

Very poor

26%

42%

3%

63%

37%

Don’t know

6%

5%

3%

2%

7%

28% think that performance of the Federal Government in handling the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat is good and 40% think it is poor.

63% of Labor voters and 82% of Greens voters think it is poor. 56% of Liberal/National voters think it is good.

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