Essential Report

Sending troops to Iraq

Aug 19, 2014

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of Australia sending troops to Iraq if the USA asks for our support?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

28%

21%

39%

15%

30%

Total disapprove

60%

67%

49%

68%

65%

Strongly approve

6%

6%

9%

6%

Approve

22%

15%

30%

15%

24%

Disapprove

34%

36%

31%

34%

30%

Strongly disapprove

26%

31%

18%

34%

35%

Don’t know

13%

12%

12%

17%

5%

60% would disapprove of Australia sending troops to Iraq if the USA asks for our support and 28% would approve.

About two-thirds of Labor, Greens and other voters disapprove. Liberal/National voters were divided, but were more likely to disapprove (39% approve/49% disapprove).

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