A Galaxy survey of 800 voters published in today’s Courier-Mail finds the Queensland Labor and Liberal National parties even on 41 per cent of the vote with the Greens on 10 per cent. Labor leads 51-49 after distribution of preferences. The results at the September 2006 election were 46.9 per cent Labor, 20.1 per cent Liberal, 17.8 per cent Nationals, 8.0 per cent Greens and 54.9-45.1 to Labor after preferences. The Mail’s Steven Wardill reckons “an early election to limit Labor’s losses, likely in either late February or early March, is now a near-certainty given that Ms Bligh appears unable to address the downward spiral”, although the result is much the same as Newspoll and Galaxy surveys published in September. The poll also finds that no fewer than 82 per cent of respondents were in favour of the use of treated sewage as drinking water, which seems surprising given the result of the referendum on the matter in Toowoomba in 2006. I would be interested to see the wording of the question.

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