Regional poll reveals voters fleeing major parties
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.
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