7/8 Jan 2015

WELCOME BOOST FOR LNP FOLLOWING ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Newman Government has received a welcome boost in support following the announcement of a snap election. Support for the LNP has increased in the latest Galaxy Poll and they are considered better managers than the Labor Party for a range of key issues.

Primary Vote

Election Mar 2012 12/14 Aug 2014 18/19 Nov 2014 7/8 Jan 2015
LNP 49.7% 39% 37% 41%
Labor 26.7% 36% 38% 38%
The Greens 7.5% 7% 9% 8%
Katter Australian Party 11.5% 3% 3% 3%
Palmer United Party -% 12% 7% 3%
Another party or an independent candidate 4.6% 3% 6% 7%

6% uncommitted or refused excluded

If a state election for Queensland was held today, which one of the following would you vote for?

Two party preferred

Election Mar 2012* 12/14 Aug 2014 18/19 Nov 2014 7/8 Jan 2015
LNP 62.8% 52% 50% 52%
Labor 37.2% 48% 50% 48%

* Malcolm Mackerras estimate

Best able to manage issue

The Queensland economy The environment Education
LNP 52% 34% 42%
Labor Party 36% 51% 47%
Uncommitted 12% 15% 11%
Health and public hospitals Law and order Public transport
LNP 46% 55% 44%
Labor Party 43% 35% 40%
Uncommitted 11% 10% 16%

Which of the two parties, the Newman led LNP or the Palaszczuk led Labor Party, do you think would be best able to manage each of the following.

These surveys were conducted by Galaxy Research. The most recent survey was administered on the evenings of 7 and 8 January 2015. The results are based on the opinions of 800 voters. The data has been weighted and projected to reflect the Queensland population.


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