Qld government popularity dips in new poll

A new poll shows a drop in support for Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
A new poll shows a drop in support for Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk may be facing an uphill battle to win a third term in office at the upcoming state election, according to a new poll.

A YouGov poll, commissioned by News Corp Australia's Sunday Mail newspaper, shows a 3.2 per cent swing to the LNP which leads Labor 52 per cent to 48 per cent on a two-party-preferred basis.

At the 2017 election, the two-party preferred result had Labor 51.2 and the LNP 48.8.

Labor's primary vote has also slipped from 35 per cent at the 2017 election to 32 per cent while the LNP's has risen from 33.7 per cent to 38 per cent.

The poll, conducted last week, result comes as the premier is under pressure to reopen the state's borders which have been shut since March to stymie the spread of COVID-19 crisis.

If the poll's prediction transpired on election day, it would put up to nine Labor seats in danger and potentially open the door for LNP leader Deb Frecklington to lead the state, according to the Sunday Mail.

Australian Associated Press