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Mandatory Latham Represents A Minority In Oz

MEDIA NOTE: 'Mandatory' Latham represents a minority in Australia

Australia's Labor leader Mark Latham may believe in mandatory detention, but according to a Poll conducted by the Sydney Morning Herald 61% of Australians don't agree with him.

Shortly after publishing the article "I believe in mandatory detention, says Latham" (Sydney Morning Herald, January 19, 2004) SMH launched an online Poll, titled "Do you support mandatory detention?"

See the SMH article transcript at:
http://smh.com.au/articles/2004/01/19/1074360668026.html

We followed the polling patterns - at closing 61% said NO to mandatory detention, and just 35% supported Latham (4% undecided).

Jack H Smit
Project SafeCom Inc.
http://www.safecom.org/refugees.htm
phone: 041 70 90 130

Poll Results: Do you support mandatory detention?

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15:00pm, 20 January

Yes - 46%
No - 48%
Undecided - 5%
Total Votes: 4726

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18:00pm, 20 January

Yes - 44%
No - 49%
Undecided - 5%
Total Votes: 4861

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19:30pm, 20 January

Yes - 44%
No - 50%
Undecided - 5%
Total Votes: 4900

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8:00am, 21 January

Yes - 40%
No - 54%
Undecided - 4%
Total Votes: 5418

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9:30am, 21 January

Yes - 38%
No - 56%
Undecided - 4%
Total Votes: 5666

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11:00am, 21 January

Yes - 38%
No - 57%
Undecided - 4%
Total Votes: 5795

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12:00am, 21 January

Yes - 37%
No - 57%
Undecided - 4%
Total Votes: 5861

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15:20pm, 21 January

Yes - 36%
No - 59%
Undecided - 4%
Total Votes: 6050

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17:20pm, 21 January

Yes - 36%
No - 59%
Undecided - 4%
Total Votes: 6094

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7:15am, 22 January

Yes - 35%
No - 60%
Undecided - 4%
Total Votes: 6285

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Closing Percentages:

Yes - 35%
No - 61%
Undecided - 4%
Total Votes: 6355

http://smh.com.au/polls/politics/results.html


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