The sign Annastacia Palaszczuk was on her way out: How voters turned against ... trends now
Labor's dire polling heading into next year's election had many pundits and her opponents claiming there was growing dissatisfaction over her nine-year stint as premier.
Polling conducted by Redbridge in August showed Labor heading to a shellacking with the LNP leading by 55 to 45 percent margin on a two-party preferred basis.
These type of dire results even led to a former minister in the Beattie and Bligh Labor governments and reported power broker Robert Schwarten last week urging current MPs to adopt a 'new model'.
LNP leader David Crisafulli claimed bitter infighting had broken out in Labor's ranks.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the teary announcement on Sunday she was stepping down from the jobs
'What's really troubling is the government's fighting themselves and they're not fighting for Queenslanders. And that's becoming more and more apparent,' he said.
Deputy LNP leader Jarrod Bleijie even claimed he was privy to confidences that ALP Deputy Leader Steven Miles and Health Minister Shannon Fentiman were getting ready to depose Ms Palaszczuk.
'You see it in the parliament, Labor MPs speak to us, they've been leaking against the premier for all but 12 months now,' Mr Bleijie told Sky News
'It's certainly getting to this stage and we've got Labor's cuts, Labor's chaos and Labor's Christmas coup. That's the reality of it.'
Ms Palaszczuk's commitment to the job has also become an issue with some saying she 'checked out' from the role this year.
In June she was forced to furiously shoot down claims she had become a 'part-time premier' who spent too much time on red carpets