Politics 7 January 2010 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today, on poll ratings, Jonathan Ross and Cameron-graffiti Print HTML 1. How does Dave compare with Maggie and Tony? Mike Smithson at PoliticalBetting compares pre-election poll ratings for opposition leaders, and reflects on what this could mean for the coming election. 2. The government is smaller than the right admit Think tanks such as Policy Exchange misuse one metric -- the spending/GDP ratio -- to present a false picture of how much of what we do is actually state-determined, according to Giles Wilkes at Liberal Conspiracy. 3. Jonathan Ross did the right thing in resigning -- for the BBC and for himself Emily Bell says that while the BBC will say it is sorry to lose Jonathan Ross, it won't be. 4. EXCLUSIVE: Charles Clarke faces possibility of deselection vote Iain Dale reveals that Charles Clarke's local Labour Party is unhappy with his campaigning against Gordon Brown, and could push for a deselection vote. 5. Yet another Cam poster . . . That 15-foot-wide Cameron poster continues to run and run. Paul Waugh posts a photo of a defaced billboard. Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter › Drone attacks: what is America doing in Pakistan? 12 issues for £12 Subscribe More Related articles I believe only Yvette Cooper has the breadth of support to beat Jeremy Corbyn To stop Jeremy Corbyn, I am giving my second preference to Andy Burnham What do Labour's lost voters make of the Labour leadership candidates?