Essential Report

Party trust to handle Asylum Seeker issue

Oct 25, 2010

Q. Which party would you trust most to handle the issue of asylum seekers?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
The Labor Party 25% 57% 2% 38%
The Liberal Party 37% 8% 80% 8%
No difference 25% 27% 11% 46%
Don’t know 13% 8% 7% 8%

37% of respondents trust the Liberal Party most to handle the asylum seeker issue and 25% trust the Labor Party most.

57% of Labor voters trust the Labor Party most and 80% of Liberal/National voters trust the Liberal Party most. 46% of Greens voters and 55% of other voters think there is no difference between the Labor and Liberal Parties on the issue.

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