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Flailing Australian PM vows to battle on

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard vowed not to buckle after a fresh poll showed her badly lagging in an election year, insisting she was "a hard bastard" who could take the pressure. 

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard arrives in Phnom Penh on November 19, 2012. She has vowed not to buckle after a fresh poll showed her badly lagging in an election year, insisting she was "a hard bastard" who could take the pressure.

Centre-left Labor leader Gillard has called an election for September 14 but would be routed by conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott if the vote was held today, the poll showed.

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