Re­gional poll re­veals vot­ers flee­ing major par­ties

The Western Star - - NEWS -

THE re­sult of the state elec­tion is set to go down to the wire with a new poll show­ing swings away from major par­ties in key seats across re­gional Queens­land.

Sup­port for One Na­tion is surg­ing across the state with the re­vi­talised party even out­polling the LNP in one Queens­land seat.

An ex­clu­sive News Corp Galaxy poll in seven of Queens­land’s most mar­ginal seats has re­vealed One Na­tion’s vote is climb­ing across the state – sit­ting as high as 33 per cent in one seat.

Galaxy is now say­ing the elec­tion out­come is dif­fi­cult to pre­dict, the re­sult fur­ther com­pli­cated by a re­jec­tion of the major par­ties in many seats that will en­sure the pref­er­ences from the mi­nor par­ties will play a crit­i­cal role in de­cid­ing the out­come.

When Queens­lan­ders go to the polls on Novem­ber 25 they will be tak­ing part in the big­gest test One Na­tion has faced since Pauline Han­son made her tri­umphant re­turn to the Se­nate just over one year ago.

Since last year’s fed­eral elec­tion, Ms Han­son’s pop­u­lar­ity na­tion­ally has dou­bled and it con­tin­ues to climb in Queens­land.

La­bor Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk is fight­ing to stay in power only one term af­ter Queens­lan­ders dumped Camp­bell New­man and his Lib­eral Na­tional gov­ern­ment fol­low­ing a se­ries of cuts to ser­vices and jobs.

Ms Palaszczuk has said she would not do a deal with One Na­tion, even if it meant los­ing gov­ern­ment.

LNP leader Tim Ni­cholls has promised he would not form a coali­tion with One Na­tion or of­fer min­istry po­si­tions, but he has left the door open to pref­er­enc­ing the party on a seat-by-seat ba­sis.

Head to www.west­ern­starnews. com.au for all the lat­est state elec­tion cov­er­age.

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