Fairfax-Ipsos poll: Australians split on Muslim migration ahead of new population policy

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Australian voters are split on whether to cut the number of migrants coming from Muslim countries, as the Morrison government considers an overhaul of immigration and population rules within weeks.

  • David Crowe
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

A special Fairfax-Ipsos survey finds only 14 per cent of voters support an increase in the number of immigrants from Muslim countries while 35 per cent believe the intake should stay the same.

But another 46 per cent believe the intake should be reduced a lot or a little – a position backed by a clear majority of Coalition voters and one third of Labor voters.

The exclusive poll was conducted after the…

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