Essential Report

Submarines

May 3, 2016

Q. This week the Government announced that the $50 billion contract for building Australia’s future submarines has been awarded to a French company with most of the construction to be done in South Australia. Do you approve or disapprove of this decision?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 52% 49% 68% 41% 48%
Total disapprove 27% 29% 20% 38% 34%
Strongly approve 13% 11% 20% 3% 15%
Approve 39% 38% 48% 38% 33%
Disapprove 17% 18% 13% 21% 21%
Strongly disapprove 10% 11% 7% 17% 13%
Don’t know 21% 22% 12% 21% 17%

52% approve of the Government’s submarines announcement and 27% disapprove.

Those more likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (68%), and aged 65+ (70%).

Those more likely to disapprove were Greens voters (38%).

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