Galaxy: 55-45 to LNP in Queensland

Shades of the aftermath of the 1993 federal budget in Queensland, where the first state poll conducted in the wake of the government’s announcement of asset sales and abolition of the petrol subsidy has seen a plunge in support for Anna Bligh’s government. The Galaxy survey of 800 respondents shows the LNP opening up a 55-45 lead, compared with Labor’s 50.5-49.5 election result in March and the 51-49 LNP lead in the final Galaxy poll of the campaign. The LNP leads on the primary vote 47 per cent to 36 per cent, compared with 41.6 per cent and 42.2 per cent at the election. Further questions on attitudes to the asset sales and petrol subsidy produced predictably negative responses.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

14 comments on “Galaxy: 55-45 to LNP in Queensland”

  1. And people criticised Blight for going early?

    Smart lady, and will have things turned around well before the next election.

  2. Anna Bligh a member of the Left, whom is selling assets, what a joke. What does the left stand for again.
    When are we going to understand that selling assets means less government revenue in the long run and fewer jobs.
    How about taxing people who can afford it Anna? No sorry i am to weak and gutless to touch those people.

  3. Marky Marky at 3
    How about spending within your means. I love the left. The answer to every problem is to spend more and tax more.

  4. marky marky

    It makes a lot of sense for a government to sell assets so they can build more. If the assets a profitable the government gets a take anyway.

  5. [Anna Bligh a member of the Left, whom is selling assets, what a joke. What does the left stand for again.]

    You think the leader controls the party? The party controls the leader. This applies to Labor, as well as the Liberals these days.

  6. Three years out, anything can happen. It must be said though this will have been a very long term government by the next election and will be facing an uphill battle anyway, let’s be honest.

  7. Perhaps the last Qld election like the last in NSW would have been a good one to lose. The LNP will have completed its evolution to a rebadged Liberal party by the next election and this will weaken Labor’s position further. Long term govts (in the absense of hopeless oppositions) need to give people a reason to vote for them and Qld labor will struggle to make a convincing case by the next election

  8. 8 – No election is a good election to lose. Often tough times galvanises the public behind a Gov (and, of course, sometimes not).

  9. [Poor William. No one likes your Queensland post.]

    That’s because the site is full of Laborites. I am one myself but not to the extreme – I can admit when Labor isn’t doing well.

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