Essential Report

Julian Assange

Jul 1, 2014

Q. Nearly two years ago, Julian Assange, the head of Wikileaks, was granted political asylum by Ecuador and has since been living at Ecuador’s embassy in London. Police officers have been stationed outside the embassy to arrest him if he leaves – at a cost of about $10 million. Which of the following is closest to your view about Julian Assange? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

It is a waste of money trying to arrest Julian Assange

69%

76%

61%

73%

80%

Julian Assange should be arrested despite the costs

13%

9%

20%

11%

6%

Don’t know

18%

15%

19%

16%

14%

69% agreed more with the view that it is a waste of money trying to arrest Julian Assange and only 13% thought Julian Assange should be arrested despite the costs. A majority of all voter groups agreed it is a waste of money trying to arrest Julian Assange.

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