Odds are in favour of Landry to take Capricornia from Labor
SHE may be a clear favourite, but LNP candidate for the seat of Capricornia Michelle Landry isn't going to take her foot off the pedal.
"Polls come and go," she said.
"Election day is the important day."
According to the latest betting market from online bookmaker Sportsbet, Ms Landry is now the $1.45 favourite.
Labor's Peter Freeleagus is at $2.55 and the rest of the field, which includes the Palmer United Party's Diane Hamilton, Family First's Hazel Alley and Paul Bambrick for the Greens, is at $26.
Ms Landry said it was "very exciting" to be the favourite.
She said she would continue to work hard and focus on the people of Capricornia.
"It's important for people to know you and understand your values," she said.
"The main issues we're hearing about are cost of living, job security and the roads."
Ms Landry said communities out west were really feeling the pinch, with the cattle and mining industry both in tough times.
She said if the coalition won it would address these issues by getting rid of the mining tax and rescinding the carbon tax.
Mr Freeleagus said voters should look at the form of the candidates.
"In contrast to my opponent I'll bring to the job 12 years of experience representing this region as a councillor and as a mayor and I will be a strong voice for Central Queensland. I'll always put Capricornia before party and before politics."