A Galaxy poll in today’s Courier Mail offers yet more evidence that the Liberal National Party’s Campbell Newman experiment is working, and that the Bligh government is cruising for a bruising at the election to be held no later than June next year. The LNP has a crushing two-party lead of 63-37 and a primary vote of 52 per cent, refuting any suggestion the Queensland/Australia party might upset their applecart. Labor is once again presented with the depressing spectacle of a primary vote with a two in front of it (28 per cent).
While the voting intention numbers are worse than the worst yet experienced by federal Labor, Anna Bligh has personal ratings to make Julia Gillard at least mildly jealous: 40 per cent approval against 56 per cent disapproval. However, she compares rather less well with her opponent Campbell Newman, who has 55 per cent approval and 28 per cent disapproval: outstanding figures for an Opposition Leader. He also leads 55 per cent to 38 per cent as preferred premier.
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