The Courier-Mail

Budget gives Palaszczuk no bonus

- STEVEN WARDILL

QUEENSLAND’S Labor Government has stagnated after its first six months in office, despite Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s rockstar popularity.

A new Galaxy Poll, conducted exclusivel­y for The Courier-Mail, has revealed the Palaszczuk Government received no bounce from handing down last month’s State Budget amid hopes it would lift Labor’s support.

It hasn’t been much of a honeymoon period for Labor, which is in stark contrast to the burgeoning support being enjoyed by government­s in southern states. It comes as Ms Palaszczuk (pictured right) continues to deploy a confrontat­ion-free approach. Internal troubles, including the travails of embattled Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller and Pumiceston­e MP Rick Williams, have ensured the Government’s efforts have received little attention.

According to the Galaxy Poll conducted this week, Ms Palaszczuk is still dominating Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg (pictured left) as preferred premier, 52 per cent to 32 per cent.

It found 57 per cent of Queensland­ers were satisfied with the Premier’s performanc­e compared to 28 per cent dissatisfi­ed.

Mr Springborg’s satisfacti­on rating remained marginally ahead of his dissatisfa­ction rating, 39 per cent to 37 per cent.

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