Essential Report

Sending troops to Iraq

Sep 9, 2014

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

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

 

Total

USA

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Total United Nations

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

27%

21%

38%

28%

21%

45%

43%

53%

42%

38%

Total disapprove

54%

64%

46%

63%

62%

36%

40%

30%

42%

49%

Strongly approve

8%

6%

12%

4%

5%

12%

8%

15%

22%

8%

Approve

19%

15%

26%

24%

16%

33%

35%

38%

20%

30%

Disapprove

26%

25%

28%

34%

26%

20%

20%

19%

24%

26%

Strongly disapprove

28%

39%

18%

29%

36%

16%

20%

11%

18%

23%

Don’t know

19%

16%

17%

9%

17%

20%

17%

17%

16%

13%

Only 27% would approve Australia sending troops to Iraq if the USA asks for our support but 45% would approve of Australia sending troops to Iraq if the United Nations asks for our support.

Those most likely to approve sending troops were men (34% US/52% UN) and Liberal/National voters (38% US/53% UN).

Those most likely to disapprove sending troops were Labor voters (64% US/40% UN) and Greens voters (63% US/42% UN).

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