I reproduce this poll because it is not often you get an issue that produces a political divide like this. Tories and Leavers, where there is a lot of overlap, are very much opposed to the BBC’s decision while LAB and LD backers are less sure.
In my days as a BBC PR man, admittedly more than a third of a century ago, I would have been delighted at the attention this is getting. It says something about the institution. You wouldn’t get this reaction if this had been another broadcaster.