Steven Wardill
March 7, 2010

Courier Mail

ONE of the architects of the Bligh Government's plan to sell state assets, Treasurer Andrew Fraser, would retain his Brisbane seat despite a major voter backlash over the decision.

However, new research has revealed up to 25 of Mr Fraser's Labor colleagues would be joining jobless queues after the next election if asset sales proceed.

The research, commissioned by anti-privatisation unions, polled five seats across Queensland about voting intentions and reaction to asset sales.

Conducted by UMR Research, the results revealed widespread anger over asset sales remained while there was significant exasperation with the way the state is managed.

But the polling found Mr Fraser would retain his seat of Mt Coot-tha, bucking the downward trend being experienced elsewhere.

According to UMR, Labor's primary vote in Mt Coot-tha has fallen 2 per cent but Mr Fraser would still win with the same margin he achieved at the last election.

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