Essential Report

Supporting air strikes in Iraq

Sep 9, 2014

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of Australia sending military planes to support the US air strikes in Iraq?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

38%

31%

54%

32%

37%

Total disapprove

42%

55%

29%

55%

46%

Strongly approve

12%

9%

20%

8%

9%

Approve

26%

22%

34%

24%

28%

Disapprove

23%

26%

21%

31%

23%

Strongly disapprove

19%

29%

8%

24%

23%

Don’t know

19%

14%

17%

14%

18%

38% would approve of Australia sending military planes to support the US air strikes in Iraq and 42% would disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (54%), men (50%) and aged 65+ (58%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Labor voters (55%), Greens voters (55%) and women (49%).

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