Your slip is showing
Results are in on how our pollies performed
LES Tyrell is king but Tony Mooney is still well liked.
The results are in from the Townsville Bulletin’s reader survey and according to the 1107 respondents both mayors’ performances have slipped since 2005.
Cr Mooney’s performance was rated by 44 per cent of respondents as either good or excellent, while 32 per cent rated it average. This compared with 47 per cent and 35 per cent respectively last year.
Cr Tyrell was rated good or excellent by 50.5 per cent of respondents, down by 6.5 per cent from last year.
One politician who has improved is federal MP Peter Lindsay.
His performance rating improved on last year, with 31 per cent rating him good or excellent, versus 27 per cent last year.
‘‘I appreciate the confidence the people of Thuringowa and T o w n s v i l l e h a v e shown in me but there is still a lot more to be done,’’ Mr Lindsay said.
‘‘In the coming year I will be working even harder on new pro- jects, particularly roads and crime and law and order issues.’’
New Environment Minister Lindy NelsonCarr’s performance was rated by 42 per cent of respondents as average but her performance rating was better than last year with 29 versus 25 per cent in 2005 rating her performance good or excellent.
Thuringowa MP Craig Wallace, the new Natural Resources and Water Minister, also climbed in the poll.
A total of 44.5 per cent of respondents rated his performance average, however more respondents (28per cent) rated his performance good or excellent this year compared with last year (17 per cent).
‘‘Any support I get from the community is always humbling. Hopefully I bring a bit of common sense to the job,’’ Mr Wallace said.
‘‘I always try my best for Thuringowa but I don’t always have a win for everything I do . . . but I make sure I give it a real good try.’’
It wasn’t all good news for the State’s pollies with new house Speaker and Townsv i l l e M P M i k e Reynolds coming in with 51 per cent of respondents rating his performance poor or very poor.
But that was still an improvement on 55 per cent last year.
Bob Katter’s performance was rated by 31 per cent of respondents as average, but 41 per cent rated it poor or very poor.
Forty-four per cent rated Shane Knuth’s performance as average, 41 per cent rated it poor or very poor.
Rosemary Menkens wasn’t far behind with 43 per cent rating her performance as average with 36 per cent rating it poor or very poor.
On the national leadership stage there were mixed r e s u l t s f o r Prime Minister John Howard: 40 per cent rated his performance poor or very poor, 39.7 per cent rating it excellent or good and 20 per cent average.
Former Labor leader Kim Beazley’s performance was rated by 64 per cent as either poor or very poor.
Cr Tony Mooney is still polling well
Cr Les Tyrell has solid support