Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman. David Stuart

Poll analysis: Queensland LNP could lose 40 seats

THE Queensland Liberal National Party could lose as many as 40 MPs as the government's popularity continues to plummet across the state.

News Queensland and the Seven Network commissioned the ReachTel poll which revealed up to 40 of the LNP's 73 sitting members could be voted out.

Nineteen hundred Queenslanders were asked which of the two main parties would get their vote with 51% saying the LNP and 49% saying Labor.

The result suggests the government could face an 11.8% swing against it at next year's election.

The LNP's primary vote fell to 38.7% compared to Labor's 34.4%

The poll revealed Clive Palmer's popularity continues to rise as 15.4% indicated they would vote for the Palmer United Party.

A swing of 11.8% would see Premier Campbell Newman lose his inner-city Brisbane seat of Ashgrove.

The LNP swept into power at the 2012 election, recording the biggest win ever seen in Australian politics.



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