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ReachTEL was commissioned by Together Union to conduct the largest scientific political poll in Australian history. The poll was conducted between March 23rd and April 2nd 2013 (excluding the Easter holiday period), across all 89 Queensland state electorates with over 36,000 voters surveyed. The margin of error on the total sample is +/-0.5%

Comprehensive results to be published later today.

 

Sample = 36,323

 

Breakdown by 18 sub-regions:

Metro Brisbane

Regional Queensland (minus North Queensland)

North Queensland

 

State-wide cumulative results:

Question 1

If a state election were to be held today, which of the following would receive your first preference vote? If you are undecided to which do you even have a slight leaning?

LNP

ALP

KAP

Green

Others

45.8%

30.4%

9.9%

8.2%

5.6%

 

Preamble

The Queensland State government is currently considering a major report into the way Queensland is run. This report, called the Costello Report, recommends that many public services be sold and outsourced to the private sector.

 

Question 2

Would you support or oppose the privatisation of electricity and infrastructure assets in Queensland?

Support

Oppose

Unsure

17.9%

70.5%

11.6%

 

Question 3

Would you support or oppose the privatisation and outsourcing of hospitals and public health services in Queensland?

Support

Oppose

Unsure

18.3%

74.1%

7.6%

 

Question 4

Would you support or oppose the privatisation and outsourcing  of community services such as disability support and child protection?

Support

Oppose

Unsure

24.0%

67.6%

8.4%

 

Question 5

If the Liberal National Party state government were to follow the recommendations of the Costello report and privatise these public services, would that make you more or less likely to vote for the Liberal National Party at the next election?

More Likely

Less Likely

Unchanged

19.7%

56.8%

23.5%

 

Question 6

If the Liberal National Party state government called an election to seek a mandate from the Queensland people to privatise public services, which of the following would receive your first preference vote? If you are undecided to which do you even have a slight leaning?

LNP

ALP

KAP

Green

Others

39.7%

33.4%

12.6%

7.9%

6.4%

 

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 36,323 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.