Day: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hope and Queensland

Posted by – 19 May, 2012

So much for a budget bounce:

A new Galaxy Poll, conducted exclusively for The Courier-Mail, shows Labor’s primary vote has returned to rock-bottom at 23 per cent.

That translates into a two-party preferred vote to the Coalition of 64-36 – the same deathly mark that sentenced Labor to one of the nation’s worst election defeats at the March state election.

….No federal Labor MPs would be left in the Sunshine State if this result were repeated at the next election.

People are angry.

Almost 60 per cent of respondents to the poll said Labor deserved to be reduced to a rump of one or two seats in Queensland.

Under Julia Gillard, Labor’s primary vote has, for the second time, fallen to the lowest level recorded in the history of the Galaxy poll.

But not with the Coalition or their new Premier Newman.

The Liberal National Party primary vote is now at 56 per cent.