The Australian today carries the first state Newspoll for Queensland since the election, and the first since Newspoll’s takeover by Galaxy. It’s the Palaszczuk government’s best poll result so far, putting Labor’s primary vote at 41% (37.5% at the election) and the Liberal National Party’s at 38% (41.3%) respectively highest and lowest of any poll since the election with the Greens on 9% (8.4% at the election). The headline two-party figure is 53-47 compared with 51.1-48.9, but this is based on preference flows derived from multiple past elections. If preferences flowed to Labor as strongly as they did at the January election, these primary votes would translate to around 55-45. Annastacia Palaszczuk opens her Newspoll account as Premier with an approval rating of 53% and disapproval on 33%, while Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg is respectively on 34% and 43%. Palaszczuk’s lead as preferred premier is 49-28. The poll was aggregated from the Newspoll automated phone and online polling conducted through August and September, with a sample of 1465.
The headline two-party figure serves to obscure the fact, but the first Queensland state Newspoll since the election is the Palaszczuk government’s strongest poll result so far.