Annastacia Palaszczuk waves to the crowd at a Qld Labor Party launch held at the Ipswich Civic Centre.
Annastacia Palaszczuk waves to the crowd at a Qld Labor Party launch held at the Ipswich Civic Centre. Rob Williams

Palaszczuk popular but Billy Gordon should go says poll

ANNASTACIA Palaszczuk has weathered the first major storm of her two month old government to emerge a popular premier, according to a new poll.

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But on Sunday, Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg would not be drawn on the results of the Galaxy Poll, in which just more than half of respondents, 53 per cent, declared themselves satisfied with her performance as Queensland leader.

"I have always said it's not my intention to be a poll commentator, I'm not going to start today," he said, when asked about the premier's popularity despite having to withstand the emergence of an undisclosed criminal history and allegations of domestic violence against one of her party members, Cook MP Billy Gordon.

Mr Gordon resigned from the party but will remain in parliament as an independent, something 62 per cent of respondents to the poll, which was commissioned by News Corporation Australia, disagreed with.

But Mr Springborg's no-comment stance on the polls is seemingly a selective one.

Read more at Brisbane Times

 


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