WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has received encouragement for his Senate bid from a poll in which a quarter of voters said they would be likely to vote for him.
Mr Assange has said he plans to run for the Senate, campaigning for greater openness in government.
UMR found 43 per cent had a positive opinion of him, with only 27 per cent feeling negative towards him. Green voters were most likely to be positive about him (66 per cent of them had a positive opinion compared with 45 per cent of Labor supporters and 40 per cent of Coalition voters). The poll of 1000 was taken in late April 2012.
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