Brisbane’s Sunday Mail has a YouGov Galaxy poll ($) of Queensland state voting intention that finds a surge in Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s approval rating failing to translate into electoral support for the Labor government, which trails the Liberal National Party 52-48 on two-party preferred, after the last such poll in January showed a dead heat. Labor is down two on the primary vote to 32%, with the Liberal National Party up three to 38%, One Nation down three to 12%, the Greens up two to 12% and Katter’s Australian Party steady on 3%.
This is despite a surge in Annastacia Palaszczuk’s personal ratings, up 20 points on approval to 49% and down 11 on disapproval to 33%, with her lead over Deb Frecklington as preferred premier now at 44-23, out from 34-22. The net positive rating of 16% matches that of Newspoll’s state leaders poll in April, although that poll had a much lower uncommitted rating with Palaszczuk at 55% approval and 39% disapproval (which were actually the softest results out of any of the five leaders canvassed on that occasion). Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington’s ratings have improved, with approval up three to 26% and disapproval down four to 29%, although her 45% uncommitted rating indicates persistently low name recognition.
Despite the weak result on voting intention, Labor is credited with a 39-28 lead as best party to manage the post COVID-19 economic recovery, and there is now a 49-30 split in favour of the proposition that the state is heading in the right direction, which went 46-31 the other way in the February poll. All the online report tells us about field work dates and sample size is that the latter was “more than 1000”.