ReachTEL turns up a minor surprise with a Queensland state poll that has Labor slightly ahead, rather than slightly behind. The Liberal National Party has a lead of 39.2% to 37.3% on the primary vote, but however it is that preferences are allocated, it results in a Labor lead of 51-49, a reversal of the previous result in early October and Labor’s first ReachTEL lead since I-don’t-know-when maybe ever. The Greens are up from 7.6% to 7.9%, and Palmer United is down from 7.2% to 6.5%. There are other questions on leadership and such that I don’t have the brain space for at present, but can you find the full results here. The poll was conducted on Thursday from a sample of 1480, in the usual automated phone poll fashion.
ReachTEL delivers a weak result to a Newman government that would probably want to start pulling out of its pre-election form slump round about now.