The first Queensland state poll in two-and-a-half months finds One Nation going off the boil after its spectacular showing in the previous poll, with most of the dividend going to Labor. Conducted by Galaxy for the Courier-Mail, the poll finds Labor up five points to 36% and the Liberal National Party up one to 34%, with One Nation down six to 17% and the Greens down one to 7%. The drop in support for One Nation renders the two-party preferred reading slightly more meaningful than it was last time – it’s at 52-48 in Labor’s favour, compared with 51-49.
The story on leadership ratings is even better for Labor, with Annastacia Palaszczuk up six on approval to 47% and down two on disapproval to 35%, while Tim Nicholls hold steady at an anaemic 27% approval while his disapproval rises six to 45%. The poll also finds Palaszczuk rated as having done a good or very good job in response to Cyclone Debbie by 76%, which is the only information the online version of the Courier-Mail report (paywalled) provides. Field work dates and sample sizes aren’t provided, but past form suggests it was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday from a sample of 800 to 900.