December 2009
Queensland qual: the leaders November 09
Sunday, 13 December 2009 16:28 | Written by Graham Young

It looks like the relationship between Premier Anna Bligh and the electorate is terminal. The electorate has lost trust in her, and I suspect it doesn't matter what she does she can never win it back. This loss of trust stems from broken promises after the last election.

Bligh only just won the election by a negative campaign against opposition leader Lawrence Springborg, and declaring that only she could manage the economy. While there was a big swing against the government during the election campaign enough voters came back to the government by election day for the ALP to win. Events since have alienated a further slice of the electorate.

 
Most important issue: Qld Nov 09
Sunday, 13 December 2009 15:12 | Written by Graham Young

While Queenslanders think the state is heading in the wrong direction, they are much more relaxed about the economy now than they were during the election, as the table below, which measures the relevance of concepts demonstrates.

 
Queensland quant: voting intentions and leaders November 09
Saturday, 12 December 2009 21:36 | Written by Graham Young

The Queensland Labor Party has a huge problem. Its voter base is disillusioned and hollowed-out. Normally compared to the published quantitative polls our samples lean to the left. In Queensland they are increasingly leaning to the right. This means that Labor's supporters are demoralised and not prepared to come out for them, and conversely, the LNP's supporters are. energised Judging from our respondents enough have defected from Labor to infer a 5% swing away since the last election. Most are not changing to the LNP, but they are giving first preferences to Greens and not all are returning. The two tables below illustrate this.

 
CEOs looking to hire
Monday, 07 December 2009 23:13 | Written by Graham Young

According to a media release from the CEO Institute:

Queensland seems to have weathered the worst of the global financial crisis, with 77% of CEOs having positive views on the economy and 60% saying they were likely to hire in the next six months, according to the inaugural CEO Financial Index.

I'm sure that's right because we did the survey. You can download the report by clicking here.

The release continues: