Galaxy: 51-49 to Labor in Queensland

A Queensland state poll finds One Nation still going strong, as the two major parties maintain their fine balance of support.

Brisbane’s Sunday Mail newspaper today brings a poll showing the Labor government with a 51-49 lead on two-party preferred, after the last such poll in August showed a dead heat. A steady One Nation vote of 16% continues to crowd out primary vote support for the major parties, with Labor up two to 35% and the Liberal National Party down one to 37%, and complicates determining two-party preferred results. The poll has Annastacia Palaszczuk down two on approval to 44% and up eight on disapproval to 39%, but she maintains a 46-28 lead over Tim Nicholls as preferred premier, shifting from 44-26 in August. We are told that Nicholls’ disapproval is up four to 34%, but no approval figure is provided. The accompanying report also has results for a range of questions on state political issues, including a finding that 51% of respondents feel Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe should resign for whatever it was that he did. No details on sample size and field work dates.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

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