Increasing US military presence in Australia

May 26, 2015

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of increasing the US military aircraft stationed in Australia to counter China’s growing military power?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/ Indep- endent

Total approve

42%

39%

56%

19%

44%

Total disapprove

32%

38%

19%

56%

42%

Strongly approve

12%

10%

15%

6%

16%

Approve

30%

29%

41%

13%

28%

Disapprove

19%

21%

13%

31%

23%

Strongly disapprove

13%

17%

6%

25%

19%

Don’t know

25%

23%

24%

25%

14%

42% approve and 32% disapprove of increasing the US military aircraft stationed in Australia to counter China’s growing military power. Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (56%) and men (50%). 36% of women approve and 33% disapprove.
Those with university education were split 39% approve/41% disapprove.

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