Essential Report

USA military action in Iraq

Jun 24, 2014

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of the USA taking military action to support the Iraqi Government in the current fighting in Iraq?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

39%

34%

49%

24%

36%

Total disapprove

31%

35%

24%

35%

41%

Strongly approve

11%

13%

13%

1%

9%

Approve

28%

21%

36%

23%

27%

Disapprove

20%

23%

16%

17%

27%

Strongly disapprove

11%

12%

8%

18%

14%

Don’t know

30%

31%

26%

42%

21%

39% would approve of the USA taking military action to support the Iraqi Government in the current fighting in Iraq and 31% would disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (49%) and men (48%). Labor voters were split (34% approve/35% disapprove) while Greens voters were more likely to disapprove (24% approve/35% disapprove).

Military Intervention in Libya

Mar 28, 2011

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the military intervention in Libya being undertaken by the US, France, Italy, Canada and others?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total approve 57% 64% 63% 53%
Total disapprove 22% 20% 22% 23%
Strongly approve 18% 20% 22% 14%
Approve 39% 44% 41% 39%
Disapprove 14% 15% 12% 12%
Strongly disapprove 8% 5% 10% 11%
Don’t know 21% 17% 15% 24%

57% approve the military intervention in Libya while 22% disapprove. A majority of all voter groups approve – although Greens voters are more likely to be undecided (24% don’t know).

65% of men approve compared to 49% of women. By age – those aged 55+ approve 69%/18% and aged 18-44 approve 51%/23%

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