After a polling dark age for Queensland Labor going back to 2010, Newspoll’s latest quarterly state voting intention result finds it taking a narrow lead, with the Liberal National Party bleeding support to Palmer United.
A post-budget poll of voting state voting intention in Queensland is in line with other results of the last six months in finding the government on track to be returned with a comfortable but substantially reduced majority.
A release of state polling data from Essential Research confirms the thrust of the recent Galaxy result in showing that Campbell Newman’s government retains a moderate lead, with Palmer United polling in double figures.
A Galaxy poll of federal voting intention in Queensland has a somewhat less bruising result for the Abbott government than it has lately been accustomed to, as Campbell Newman’s state government girds itself for a difficult by-election.
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.