Campbell Newman would lose election if held now: poll

Premier Campbell Newman
Premier Campbell Newman

IF an election had been held this week the LNP state government would have been voted out, a new poll has found.

ReachTEL surveyed nearly 3000 residents across Queensland on Wednesday night, asking them who they would vote for if an election was held that day and what they thought of Campbell Newman as Premier.

Commissioned by Working for Queenslanders, an organisation set up by the Together Union, the poll found that based on the preference flow from the last election, the LNP would lose 35 seats, reducing their numbers to 39.

Labor would gain 37 seats, according to the poll, giving them a parliamentary majority with 45 MPs.

The poll divided respondents into geographical regions - Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and regional Queensland.

It found that Greater Brisbane represented the biggest loss for the government, were, under this poll, the LNP would lose 22 seats, leaving it with just 12, while Labor was predicted to pick up 23 seats.

Statewide, using the 2012 preference flow, the poll predicted a swing of more than 10 per cent against the government.

A spokeswoman for Mr Newman said the government did not "comment on union sponsored push polls".

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