Qld Labor suffers dip in polls

 news.com.au  8/11/2018 4:46:12 AM  3

Queensland's Liberal National Party Opposition has leapfrogged the Labor government in the polls, leading on primary support for the first time since last year's election.

The Galaxy poll conducted for the Courier Mail shows Labor's primary support has dropped from 38 per cent in May to 35 per cent, while the LNP has risen from 35 per cent to 37 per cent over the same period.

The poll also shows a slight dip in satisfaction with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, with the number of people "satisfied" with her performance dropping from 46 per cent to 41 per cent.

It's a big fall for the premier, who enjoyed a 60 per cent approval rating after winning the 2015 election.

It comes off the back of a state budget which saw five new revenue measures introduced, including a waste levy and a luxury car tax.

Following last year's election win, Ms Palaszczuk has kept a relatively low profile for a premier, making few public appearances or media events.

However while attending an event in Rockhampton on Saturday she denied that she was deliberately keeping a low profile.

"Here I am, there's hundreds of people here," the premier said.

Opposition leader Deb Frecklington's "satisfaction" rating remained steady at 31 per cent, despite efforts to raise her public profile.

Ms Frecklington in Brisbane on Saturday refused to comment on the polling, but said she believed the LNP were still the underdog ahead of the next election in 2020.

"What I'm interested in is the fact that the LNP are providing a positive plan," she said.

The government still leading the opposition on a two-party-preferred basis, 51 per cent to 49 per cent, but its margin has narrowed, after it led the opposition 53 per cent to 47 per cent three months ago.

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