QUEENSLAND Premier Anna Bligh will visit 50 electorates in five days to try to save any seat she can from going to the Liberal National Party.The premier has all but given up hope of Labor taking the state next Saturday after a Sunday Mail Galaxy Poll showed he LNP trouncing Labor 60 to 40 on a two party preferred basis.
That would mean Labor could hold just 12 seats in the 89-seat parliament.
Although Ms Bligh won't concede defeat it appears her campaign is changing from leading the ALP to its sixth straight election victory to damage control.
"You go into every contest looking to win but I think you really do need to call a spade a spade," she told reporters in Mudgeeraba.
She announced the Bligh Blitz in a last-ditch bid to save any seat.
She will visit an average of 10 seats a day for five days, upping her commitment in the 2009 campaign to visit 10 seats a day for three days.
Ms Bligh wants Queenslanders to think about how much power they want to give the LNP.
"If this poll was replicated next Saturday, then we would see an LNP government with more power than any government in Queensland's history and more power than Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen," she said.
"I think too much unfettered power is never a healthy thing in a democracy."
It is questionable how much effort can be put in in each electorate during the Blitz.
The Bligh Bus stopped in the seat of Albert, just south of Brisbane, for a pie.
That was one down for Sunday.
In a sign that Labor is really headed for the door, Ms Bligh was forced to discuss whether she would lead Labor in opposition.
She said she would definitely be staying on in politics but "whether or not in the leadership that's a decision you have to think about".
"The question of who will be in the leadership position if Labor loses is one for the caucus."
The Bligh bus headed south of Brisbane today, stopping just short of the border in Mudgeeraba, where Ms Bligh went for a bushwalk in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
She climbed the aptly named Hill of Death with a group of eager teens.
Ms Bligh used the excursion to announce that a new Labor government would spend a million dollars to help troubled youth walk the Kokoda Track.
Under the plan, 100 vulnerable or at-risk young people would undertake a 20-week training program, do a 96km fundraising walk though the Gold Coast Hinterland, complete the Kokoda Track in PNG and do six months of community service.
Another $300,000 would be spent on building a camping ground in Beaudesert.