Labor’s poll bounce has govt in box seat for Qld election

Annastacia Palaszczuk is on track to remain as Queensland Premier with Labor enjoying a rebound in the opinion polls two weeks out from election day.

Today’s Newspoll, published in The Australian, has the ALP leading the LNP 52-48 after preferences.

That’s a six-point turnaround from the last poll conducted in July.


Labor’s primary vote is up three points to 37 per cent, while the LNP’s has slipped by one and is also on 37 per cent.

Primary support for both the Greens and One Nation is down slightly.

Support for Ms Palaszczuk remains high with her net satisfaction rating at +30.

The net satisfaction rating for Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington is at -7.

Ms Frecklington has clawed back some ground in the preferred Premier stakes, but Ms Palaszczuk maintains a strong lead of 56-32.

Voters continue to back the Premier’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic across the state despite controversies over border closures and quarantine exemptions.

A total of 76 per cent of voters believe she has handled the crisis well, up 8 points since last month.

Queenslanders go to the polls on October 31 with pre-poll voting to begin on Monday.