The Australian reports the latest Newspoll result of state voting intention in Queensland has Labor with a 51-49 lead on two-party preferred, a result that appears to have been arrived at through a hypothetical preference flow under the newly readopted system of compulsory preferential voting. The poll was conducted April to June from a sample of 1451, and is the first Newspoll result since an October to December poll at the end of last year. On the primary vote, Labor is on 38% and the Liberal National Party is on 40%, compared with 41% and 39% in the previous Newspoll result, which was conducted from October to December. The new Opposition Leader, Tim Nicholls, opens his account with weak personal ratings of 31% approval and 36% disapproval, while Annastacia Palaszczuk is down six on approval to 44% and up seven on disapproval to 42%. Palaszczuk holds a 44-31 lead as preferred premier.
The Palaszczuk government gets yet another finely balanced opinion poll result, this time from Newspoll.