Petersen way out in front in Ipswich
DR Patricia Petersen, independent candidate, is way out in front of all other candidates vying for the hotly contested seat of Ipswich.
In today's QT online poll, in which respondents can only vote once, Dr Petersen has been voted the favourite to win the seat of Ipswich with over 65% of respondents indicating that they will be voting for her on election day.
Dr Petersen said that she was "delighted with the results" but would not be taking anything for granted during the campaign.
"I have excellent positive policies, I genuinely care about Ipswich and its people and clearly voters know this."
"However, I'm not arrogant. I have a lot of work to do before the election. I'll continue to spend time speaking with people and demonstrating that I'm prepared to listen to Ipswich people. That's what people want - someone who is approachable, someone who will listen carefully," she said.
Dr Petersen said that she was a "viable alternative" and wasn't to the extreme left or right of politics.
"I'm moderate, concerned about opportunities for small business, jobs, securing employment and opportunities for our young people; I have great policies to assist our seniors, improve the health and education sectors and transport system."
"People are telling me that they will be voting for me because I've consistently demonstrated over a long period of time that I can be trusted to stand up for them," she said.
Labor was on 65% a decade ago. However, the Labor vote in the electorate has significantly waned during the last few state elections.
Who will you vote for in Ipswich in 2015?
This poll ended on 31 January 2015.
1. Tim Stieler - FAMILY FIRST
2. Ian Berry - LNP
3. Patricia Petersen - INDEPENDENT
4. Jennifer Howard - ALP
5. Pat Walsh - GREENS
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.