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