Newspoll offers further evidence of ongoing sagging in support for Campbell Newman’s government, now only a year away from its first bid for re-election.
GhostWhoVotes relates that the latest quarterly (I think) Newspoll result of state voting intention in Queensland has the Liberal National Party’s lead down from 55-45 to 52-48, from primary votes of 40% for the LNP (steady), 36% for Labor (up four) and 8% for the Greens (steady). Campbell Newman is down four on approval to 36% and up six on disapproval to 54%, while Annastacia Palaszczuk is up two to 38% and down one to 30%. On preferred premier, Newman’s lead is down from 45-32 to 41-35. UPDATE: It’s 1136 respondents from January to March (so not all that current then). Full tables from The Australian.
This follows ReachTEL’s publication of a series of union-commissioned automated phone polls:
• A poll of 2907 respondents statewide for Working for Queenslanders conducted on the night of April 2, showing the LNP on 39.1%, Labor on 35.1%, Palmer United on 8.0% and the Greens on 7.3%. The poll also had bad personal ratings for Campbell Newman.
• For the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation, four electorate-level polls of around 650 respondents on the evening of March 26, each showing Labor well ahead – by 56-44 in the Townsville seat of Mundingburra, a swing of 16%; 58-42 in Ipswich West, a swing of 15%; 59-41 in Cairns, a swing of 18%; and 54-46 in Campbell Newman’s Brisbane seat of Ashgrove, a swing of 10%.