After yesterday’s New South Wales disaster, Labor today enjoys a surprisingly strong result from Newspoll’s quarterly survey of Queensland state voting intention. Labor’s primary vote has shot up seven points to 45 per cent, while the Liberal Nationals are down four to 37 per cent. The gap on two-party preferred (remembering the limitations of this measure under optional preferential voting) has blown out from 51-49 to 57-43. However, the bounce is strangely not reflected in Anna Bligh’s personal ratings: her satisfaction rating is down four points to 50 per cent and her dissatisfaction is up eight to 36 per cent, while Lawrence Springborg has narrowed the preferred premier gap from 53-27 to 49-30. Springborg’s satisfaction rating is steady on 45 per cent, while his dissatisfaction is up two to 32 per cent.
For more on state politics, my end-of-year coast-to-coast overview is freely available at Crikey.