Queens­land pol­i­tics heats up

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

THE po­lit­i­cal cli­mate in Queens­land is re­ally start­ing to heat up in the wake of Camp­bell New­man’s as­cen­sion to the LNP lead­er­ship and a Newspoll re­leased yes­ter­day which shows a re­mark­able turn­around in pop­u­lar­ity for La­bor premier Anna Bligh. The Newspoll, con­ducted by The Aus­tralian, showed Ms Bligh would have won an elec­tion if it had been held last week­end, al­beit with the LNP be­ing led by the van­quished for­mer leader John­Paul Lang­broek. Cr New­man will be a much tougher nut to crack but it is now ob­vi­ous that La­bor has staged a Lazarus-style come­back never be­fore seen in Aus­tralian pol­i­tics. An elec­tion is now likely as early as May, and what a battle it is likely to be.

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