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25 April 2012

Graham Quirk takes substantial lead over Ray Smith in Mayoral race

Last night ReachTEL polled the Brisbane City Council area to find out who the voters wanted to be the Mayor of Australia's largest municipality. With over a thousand people participating in the survey, current Lord Mayor Graham Quirk had very comfortable lead with over double the vote of the next candidate, Ray Smith from the ALP.

 

Sample = 1,085

 

Question 1:

If a local government election for Mayor was held today, which of the following would receive your vote. If you are undecided, to which to you have even a slight leaning? 

 

 

Graham Quirk – LNP

58.0%

Ray Smith - ALP

25.4%

Andrew Bartlett – The Greens

14.1%

Chris Carson – Independent

1.5%

Rory Killen – Independent

1.1%

  

Question 2:

Has the size of the LNP win in the recent state election made you more likely or less likely to vote for them? 

 

ALP

LNP

Total

More likely

9.0%

47.4%

31.1%

Less likely

63.9%

9.6%

33.5%

Unchanged

27.1%

43.0%

35.4%

 

Question 3:

Which of the following issues is most important to you and your family?

 

 

Cost of living

45.5%

The size of the LNP’s majority in the state parliament

7.9%

Public Transport

10.1%

Local Traffic

14.2%

The Environment

9.1%

Development and Planning

13.2%

 

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 1,085 voters. Telephone numbers and the person within the household were selected at random. The results have been weighted by gender and age to reflect the population according to ABS figures. Please note that due to rounding, not all tables necessarily total 100% and subtotals may also vary. Copyright ReachTEL Pty Ltd. 

 

You can check out some of the polls we have previously conducted. If you are interested in running a political poll or general market research simply pick up the phone and talk to one of our analysts.