The traditionally safe Labor State seat of Townsville has been drifting away from the ALP for a number of elections now as the demographics of the seat (and in particular, the inner city suburbs) change.
However, as this report from the Possum at Pollytics.com shows, Mandy Johnstone could be in real trouble at the next election over the asset sales issue.
Analysing the “leaked” results on the issue of union polling by ALP pollsters UMR, Possum shows a -9 point swing in the primary vote against Mandy in Townsville resulting in a Two Party Preferred result for the ALP of 47% of the vote.
Keep in mind though – the results relate to an election if it were held now and involve a margin of error of 5.5%
The full report is here