It’s Mal content as PM reverses poor poll results
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.