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Web Only: the best of the blogs

The five must-read blogs from today on the Alternative Vote, Jon Stewart and the Olympics.

1. Are voters more enthusiastic for AV the more they understand?

At PoliticalBetting, Mike Smithson analyses a new poll suggesting that the more voters learn about the Alternative Vote, the more they like it.

2. Are Clegg and Huhne in trouble?

UK Polling Report's Anthony Wells assesses new polling from Lord Ashcroft suggesting that Nick Clegg and Chris Huhe are in danger of losing their seats at the next election.

3. NPR: Love ya, but you're wrong

Jeff Jarvis attacks NPR's decision not to allow its staff to attend Jon Stewart's Rally for Sanity.

4. Migrationwatch need to go back to school and learn how to count

At Left Foot Forward, Sarah Mulley and Glenn Gottfried call Migrationwatch out on its claim that migrants will impose "additional" costs on the taxpayer.

5. What happened to an 'affordable' Olympics?

So much for the "most inclusive Games ever", writes Paul Waugh. Less than 30 per cent of the tickets will be £20 or less.


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