Q. Thinking about the Australian troops in Afghanistan, do you think Australia should –
11 Oct 10
|Labor||Liberal||Greens||21 June 10||March 09|
|Increase the number of troops in Afghanistan||13%||10%||20%||6%||7%||14%|
|Keep the same number of troops in Afghanistan||24%||26%||29%||14%||24%||24%|
|Withdraw our troops from Afghanistan||49%||50%||41%||73%||61%||50%|
49% of respondents believe Australia should withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, 24% think we should keep the same number and 13% think the numbers should be increased.
Support for withdrawal has dropped from the 61% recorded in June but is similar to the result recorded in March last year.
50% of Labor voters and 73% of Greens voters support withdrawal but 49% of Liberal/National voters favour maintaining or increasing the number of troops.
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