Q. Thinking about the Australian troops in Afghanistan, do you think Australia should –
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||March 09|
|Increase the number of troops in Afghanistan||7%||7%||7%||14%|
|Keep the same number of troops in Afghanistan||24%||25%||32%||24%|
|Withdraw our troops from Afghanistan||61%||61%||55%||50%|
61% of respondents think Australia should withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, 24% think we should keep the same number and 7% think we should increase numbers. Support for withdrawal of troops has increased by 11% since this question was asked in March last year.
There was majority support for withdrawal of troops across all demographic groups and voter types. 55% of Liberal/National voters, 61% of Labor voters and 75% of Greens voters support withdrawal of Australia’s troops.
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