The Sunday Mail has helpfully commissioned a state poll for Queensland from Galaxy, and it records a very muted honeymoon for Annastacia Palaszczuk’s new government, with support for Labor at 39% compared with 37.5% at the election, and the Liberal National Party at 42% compared with 41.3% at the election. The headline two-party figure is 50-50, which actually suggests a swing of about 1% to the LNP, but this is based on preference flows from both of the last two elections. A result based only on preferences from the recent election would presumably show a slight move to Labor.
Despite a mediocre result for Labor all, Annastacia Palaszczuk records a very strong approval rating of 53% with 24% disapproval, compared with pre-election Newspoll numbers of 38% and 40%. On the question of embattled Cook MP Billy Gordon, 62% of respondents said he should resign, with only 26% disagreeing. More to follow.