BASS Labor MHR Geoff Lyons has lashed out at the media for failing to cover his achievements, as the latest poll suggests he faces a landslide defeat.
Mr Lyons named ``rebuilding most primary schools in Northern Tasmania'', the federal government's $325 million health bailout for Tasmania and securing three regional health governing bodies as among his achievements since being elected in 2010.
``There are lots of other things that we have done. It's pretty difficult to get the message out if the media aren't covering all the issues,'' Mr Lyons said. ``There are lots of things that historically would've been covered that haven't been.''
Mr Lyons says he is also working on Tasmania's freight issues, pushing a proposal to use a training vessel to ship freight destined for international markets from Bell Bay to Brisbane on a weekly basis.
The results of a ReachTel poll conducted for The Examiner this week put Liberal Bass candidate Andrew Nikolic ahead of Mr Lyons, 60.3 per cent to 39.7 per cent after preferences.
Mr Nikolic was the first Liberal candidate to be endorsed for the next federal election.
The former army brigadier has spent 18 months full-time campaigning.
He described the results as ``encouraging'' but said there was up to 10 months to go until the election, which had not yet been called.
He said the number one issue people wanted addressed was the state of the economy.
Mr Nikolic said he was working on an idea to improve Tasmania's elective surgery waiting times and was pushing a plan to expand Scottsdale's Defence Science and Technology Organisation to produce ration packs for humanitarian use.