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The five must-read blogs from today, including David Cameron's Flashman tendency, and death in Tehra

1. How the left/right balance of Liberal Democrat voters has changed

Over at Liberal Democrat Voice, Mark Pack notes that there has been a drop in Lib Dem voters who identify themselves as left-wing.

2. PMQs: Is David Cameron going easy on Ed Miliband?

Cameron considers his own Flashman tendencies a bigger threat to his political appeal than the Leader of the Opposition, says the Telegraph's James Kirkup.

3. Romney Looks Strong in South Carolina and Beyond

We may be nearing the point where it would take an unexposed scandal or a major gaffe to trip Romney up, says Nate Silver at Five Thirty Eight.

4. The cruel truth about US workfare

Unemployed welfare recipients have been forced to do the work once done by paid employees, argues Kate Belgrave at False Economy.

5. Death in Tehran

Lindsey Hilsum warns that tension with Iran is being raised to perilous levels.

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