The Seven Network reports that a ReachTEL automated phone poll of 843 respondents conducted last night finds Campbell Newman trailing in Ashgrove by 53-47 on two-party preferred, with Labor’s Kate Jones on 47.6% of the primary vote compared with 43.7% for Newman, and the Greens on 5.4%. This marks a narrowing of the gap compared with the last such poll a month ago, which had it at 55-45 on two-party and 47.9% to 40.7% on the primary vote. The electorate was polled four times last year, with Labor in the lead each time: by 53-47 in a Galaxy poll conducted in February, and 53-47, 58-42, 56-44 and 55-45 in ReachTEL polls respectively conducted in July, early September, late September and December. The latter two polls were conducted after Kate Jones announced her intention to run.
The first Ashgrove poll of the Queensland election campaign finds Labor’s Kate Jones maintaining her lead over Campbell Newman.