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Premier is doing a ‘terrible job'

A statewide survey shows Rockhampton voters have no confidence in Campbell Newman.
A statewide survey shows Rockhampton voters have no confidence in Campbell Newman. DAVE HUNT

A STATEWIDE survey on the performance of the Newman Government has revealed that 53% of the Rockhampton participants believe Campbell Newman is doing a "terrible job".

The survey, which was conducted online across all Queensland APN News and Media websites, did not offer any positive feedback on the Government's performance, as 46.8% of the participants across Queensland stated they felt "very negative" about the future under a Newman government.

The Rockhampton figures, which are similar to the overall results for the State, show a lack of confidence in the Queensland Premier, with more than 66% stating Newman wasn't an effective leader.

While the results may shock many, Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne was not surprised.

"I knew from day dot how this government would perform, but it is clear that people are now seeing what the real Campbell Newman is about, rather than the one that we all saw during the campaign," he said.

"I can understand why there has been such a backlash from voters though, given Newman's misleading statements and promises on a number of issues, particularly securing jobs in the public sector."

The issue of job cuts in the public sector appears to have contributed largely to the negative image of the Newman Government across the State, with 49.7% stating they did not believe jobs needed to be cut from the public sector and 67.5% saying the cuts had negatively affected their opinion of the Government.

These results are in stark contrast to the local polls prior to the election, of which 43% said they would prefer a LNP government.

Member for Keppel Bruce Young did not wish to comment on the survey results yesterday but issued a statement on Queensland's debt.

 

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