Today's poll: Should Newman call an early election?
THE Newman government appears to be gearing up for an early election call.
That is the belief of Independent MP Peter Wellington, who says the possibility of Bob Katter and Clive Palmer joining forces will be causing the Premier and his LNP colleagues anxiety.
While Mr Palmer has dismissed the idea of merging his Palmer United Party with the Katter Party, he seems more at ease with an alliance touted by Mr Katter on Friday.
Mr Wellington is also willing to discuss working with Mr Palmer provided it best suits the needs of his electorate and gets rid of Premier Campbell Newman.
"Clive Palmer is no fool no matter what the government wants us to believe," said Mr Wellington.
"He has been in politics longer than most members of parliament. He is very smart and I think he sometimes uses his boisterous manner to cause debate.
"Because of Clive's federal representation he has a forum to raise concerns about issues in Queensland and the government here and you can bet Campbell Newman does not like that."
Mr Wellington is confident the government will call an election sooner rather than later, perhaps in July, saying that declining popularity and the drop in the polls will be a cause for concern.
What do you think? Would you like the election to be brought forward? Leave a comment and vote in our poll.
Would you like to see Campbell Newman call an early election?
This poll ended on 07 June 2014.
Yes. The sooner we have the chance to get rid of the LNP, the better
No. The LNP needs more time to clean up Labor's mess
I'd like the minor parties to have more time to gain ground
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.