The Financial Review today brings us a Queensland state poll from Freshwater Strategy, which tracks with recent YouGov polling from the state in crediting the Liberal National Party opposition with a 52-48 lead over Labor (though not with Resolve Strategic, whose April result was stronger for Labor). The primary votes are LNP 40%, compared with 35.9% at the 2020 election; Labor 34%, compared with 39.6%; and the Greens 11%, compared with 9.5%. A preferred premier question finds little separating the two leaders, with David Crisafulli on 45% and Annastacia Palaszczuk on 44%.
Questions on best party to handle various issues find Labor favoured on welfare and education, but seemingly losing its mantle on the traditional Labor strength of health, after widely publicised issues in regional hospitals. The worst result for Labor is crime and social order, which has likewise been a source of bad press for the government. The poll was conducted Thursday to Sunday from a sample of 1065.