Essential Report

Troops in Iraq

Jun 30, 2015

Q. Australia currently has troops in Iraq to help train Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants. Would you support or oppose Australian soldiers being used to fight Islamic State, not just train Iraqi forces?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total support

41%

37%

51%

29%

35%

Total oppose

43%

48%

38%

53%

52%

Strongly support

15%

12%

22%

7%

15%

Support

26%

25%

29%

22%

20%

Oppose

23%

23%

25%

22%

18%

Strongly oppose

20%

25%

13%

31%

34%

Don’t know

17%

14%

12%

18%

12%

41% support Australian soldiers being used to fight Islamic State and 43% oppose.

A majority (51%) of Liberal/National voters support while Greens voters (53%) and Labor voters (48%) were more likely to oppose.

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