A Galaxy poll shows a 14 per cent drop in primary support for the LNP in Redcliffe compared with the 2012 election result.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says the Liberal National Party are underdogs as a poll shows the government losing the Redcliffe by-election with a massive swing against it.
A Galaxy poll published by News Corp Australia this weekend shows a 14 per cent drop in primary support for the LNP, in the electorate, compared with the 2012 election result.
This would be enough to wipe out the government’s 10 per cent buffer, after preferences, in the Redcliffe bayside electorate north of Brisbane.
Campaigning with LNP candidate Kerri-Anne Dooley on Sunday, Mr Newman said the political situation hadn’t changed.
“I said at the very beginning of the campaign that we are the underdogs,” he told reporters.
“People are obviously upset about the actions and the failure to perform of the former member, but we’re offering a fresh start.”
Voters in Redcliffe are going to the polls next Saturday to choose a replacement for disgraced former LNP member Scott Driscoll, who was expelled from the party and later fined $90,000 for contempt and misleading parliament over his business dealings.
Nationals Parks and Recreation Minister Steve Dickson joined the Redcliffe campaign to announce a proposal to allow fishing at Woody Point, in an area which is presently a green zone.