Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is less popular, but his government would still easily win a state election, a Newspoll has found.

The poll published in The Australian on Thursday found 48 per cent of voters were dissatisfied with Mr Newman's performance as premier in October and December, a 10-point spike from the last poll in July and September.

Satisfaction with Mr Newman's performance dropped nine percentage points to 38 per cent over the same period.

On a two-party preferred basis, support for the Liberal National Party (LNP) fell four percentage points to 56 per cent, but is still 10 points higher than Labor, which jumped four points to 44 per cent.

Labor's primary vote nudged one percentage point higher since the last poll to 31 per cent, while the LNP's slumped six percentage points to 42 per cent.

The disappointing numbers for the LNP comes after a rocky first year in office for Mr Newman.

The year began on a high, when the LNP was elected in a landslide that reduced Labor to just a handful of seats.

Since then, three MPs have defected, two ministers have been forced to quit, and Mr Newman's transport chief and arts minister are facing nepotism allegations.

In addition, the LNP's first budget was driven by fierce cost cutting, with 14,000 public service jobs axed across the state.

 

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