The latest Queensland state Newspoll is the Liberal National Party’s weakest result since the floods crisis of early 2011, although it still has them on track for a thumping majority.
GhostWhoVotes relates that the quarterly Newspoll result of state voting intention in Queensland is the weakest for the Liberal National Party since the election of the Newman government in March 2012, or indeed since the short-lived surge to Labor in the wake of the floods crisis of January 2011. That still leaves them with a commanding lead of 55-45 on two-party preferred, which is down from 59-41 for July-September. On the primary vote, the LNP is down four to 40%, Labor is up three to 32% and the Greens are down two to 8%; that leaves 20% for all other parties, with no breakdown provided for the Palmer United Party. Campbell Newman’s personal ratings are changed only slightly, his approval down one to 40% and disapproval up two to 48%, but his lead over Annastacia Palaszczuk as preferred premier has narrowed considerably from 49-26 to 45-32.
In other Queensland news, see the post below for an update on the Redcliffe by-election, including the ReachTEL poll showing Labor on track for victory.
William Bowe is a doctoral candidate with the University of Western Australia’s Discipline of Political Science and International Relations. He has been running the electoral studies blog The Poll Bludger since January 2004, independently until September 2008 and thereafter with Crikey.
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