It’s Mal con­tent as PM re­verses poor poll re­sults

The Weekend Post - - News -

RE­NEE VIELLARIS AND JOHN MCCARTHY ex­tin­guish­ing the fire­power be­hind Pauline Han­son.

A YouGov Galaxy poll for News Corp shows a claw­back by Prime Min­is­ter Malcolm Turn­bull, de­liv­er­ing his best pri­mary and two-party-pre­ferred re­sults since his po­lit­i­cal nose­dive af­ter the 2016 elec­tion. The Coali­tion’s 52-48 two-party pre­ferred lead over La­bor is a di­rect re­ver­sal of the vote na­tion­wide, in­di­cat­ing Queens­land of­fers the Prime Min­is­ter the best chance to hold on to gov­ern­ment.

How­ever, the turn­around would still not be enough to save about five Queens­land MPs – in­clud­ing Home Af­fairs Min­is­ter Peter Dut­ton – if an elec­tion were held to­day.

Michelle Landry (Capri­cor­nia), Bert van Ma­nen (Forde), Ken O’Dowd (Flynn) and Luke Howarth (Petrie) would lose if the trend was uni­ver­sal.

The poll of 860 Queens­lan­ders taken on Fe­bru­ary 7-8 also re­veals vot­ers are equally di­vided over the Adani mega coal mine. Re­spon­dents were equally op­posed to, and in favour of, the pro­posed mine at 41 per cent, while 18 per cent were un­com­mit­ted. Those out­side the south­east were move in favour than those within, re­veal­ing the chal­lenge for both par­ties at the next elec­tion.

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