Bloody hell. GhostWhoVotes tweets that the Galaxy poll conducted last week has also come good with state figures to add to the federal ones published on Saturday, and they find that Campbell Newman has suffered an astounding 50% plunge in his net approval rating since the last such poll in May: approval down 20 points to 44%, and disapproval up 30 to 49%. However, he can console himself with voting intention figures that most leaders would yearn for: 48% for the LNP on the primary vote, 30% for Labor, 9% for the Greens and 7% for Katter’s Australian Party, with a 60-40 lead to the LNP on two-party preferred. These figures nonetheless represent a shift in Labor’s favour of similar dimensions to the federal poll, with the primary vote showing Labor up 7%, the LNP down 6%, the Greens down 1% and Katter’s Australian Party steady, and two-party preferred narrowing from 67-33. Figures for Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk are presumably forthcoming – as should be a federal Nielsen poll laster this evening.
UPDATE: Looks the Courier-Mail aren’t interested in Palaszczuk. A graphic accompanying their story shows only results for Newman. It also tells us 49% have found the Newman government’s performance worse then expected,, 7% have found it better, and 39% believe it has lived up to expectations (whether those expectations were high or low is not specified).
UPDATE 2: GhostWhoVotes reports Galaxy does in fact have personal ratings for Annastacia Palasczcuk: 36% approval (down two) and 28% disapproval (up 10).