The Courier-Mail has published the first YouGov Galaxy poll ($) of Queensland state voting intention since late August, which records a dead heat on two-party preferred after the Liberal National Party led 51-49 last time. Labor is up two to 34% on the primary vote and the LNP is down one to 35%, but this only yields a slight shift on two-party because One Nation is up two to 15%, whereas the Greens are down three to 10%. The poll is particularly bad news for LNP leader Deb Frecklington, who faces a potentially dangerous by-election in the marginal LNP-held seat of Currumbin on March 28, with her approval rating down eight to 23% and disapproval up six to 44%. Frecklington also trails Annastacia Palaszczuk 34-22 on preferred premier, compared with 34-29 last time. Palaszczuk’s ratings have also deteriorated, down five on approval to 29% and one on disapproval to 44% (and she was down twelve and up seven in the poll before), resulting in unusally high uncommmitted ratings. All I can tell you at this stage is that the poll was conducted earlier in the week from a sample of “more than 1000 voters”.
A new poll shows a bad result for Annastacia Palaszczuk, but an even worse one for LNP leader Deb Frecklington ahead of a difficult by-election late next month.