Poll shows shock defeat for Gillard

Poll shows shock defeat for Gillard

A new opinion poll in Australia shows that Prime Minister Julia Gillard is heading for a shock defeat in next month's elections.

Government infighting and damaging Cabinet leaks are threatening to derail her campaign.

The latest poll reversed a solid lead for her Labour Party a week ago.

Australia's first female Prime Minister took over five weeks ago from Kevin Rudd, who was ousted by his own party.

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