Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Regional Poll Reveals Voters Are Fleeing the Two Major Parties

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Regional Poll Reveals Voters Are Fleeing the Two Major Parties

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THE state election will come down to the wire with a new poll showing swings away from major parties in key seats across regional Queensland.

Support for One Nation is surging across the state, with the revitalised party even outpolling the LNP in one Queensland seat.

An exclusive News Corp Galaxy poll in seven of Queensland's most marginal seats has revealed One Nation's vote is climbing across the state - sitting as high as 33 per cent in one seat.

Galaxy is now saying the election outcome is difficult to predict, the result further complicated by a rejection of the major parties in many seats that will ensure the preferences from the minor parties will play a critical role in deciding the outcome.

Galaxy polled more than 500 voters in each of the electorates of Rockhampton, Logan, Glass House, Bonney, Cairns, Hervey Bay and Mundingburra on Wednesday and Thursday.

Labor looks at risk in Mundingburra in Townsville, but more secure in Rockhampton and Cairns. …

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