Essential Report

Sending troops to Iraq

Mar 10, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of sending more Australian troops to Iraq to help train Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

36%

28%

54%

15%

35%

Total disapprove

50%

60%

35%

72%

56%

Strongly approve

7%

5%

10%

2%

6%

Approve

29%

23%

44%

13%

29%

Disapprove

29%

31%

25%

36%

31%

Strongly disapprove

21%

29%

10%

36%

25%

Don’t know

14%

12%

11%

13%

10%

36% approve of sending more Australian troops to Iraq to help train Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants and 50% disapprove.

A majority of Liberal/National voters (54%) approve but other voter groups strongly disapprove – 60% of Labor voters and 72% of Greens voters.

Men are divided (45% approve/45% disapprove) while women strongly disapprove (27% approve/55% disapprove).

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