Too soft or too tough on asylum seekers

Jan 28, 2015

Q. Do you think the Federal Liberal/National Government is too tough or too soft on asylum seekers or is it taking the right approach?

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Oct  2010

Jul 2012

Jan 2014

Mar 2014

Jul 2014

Too tough

26%

39%

6%

78%

19%

7%

12%

22%

25%

27%

Too soft

23%

25%

20%

10%

30%

63%

60%

25%

28%

18%

Taking the right approach

35%

19%

64%

3%

38%

18%

11%

35%

34%

36%

Don’t know

16%

17%

9%

8%

13%

12%

17%

18%

13%

18%

23% think the Government is too soft on asylum seekers, 26% think they are too tough and 35% think they are taking the right approach.

Since this question was last asked in July, those thinking the Government are too soft has increased a little from 18% to 23%.

Those most likely to think they are taking the right approach were Liberal/National voters (64%) and aged 55+ (47%).

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