Voters are split between Australia keeping its current military commitment to Iraq and pulling out of the country, with little support for the government's flagged "deepening co-operation" with Iraq the war against Islamic State, today's Essential Report shows.

During Prime Minister Tony Abbott's summer break visit to Iraq, he said he intended to "deepen our co-operation" with the Iraqi government against Islamic State. But only 11% of voters support any increase in Australia's military commitment to Iraq, which already involves aircraft and special forces troops. Some 37% of voters support retaining our current commitment, but 34% want all Australian forces withdrawn from Iraq.