Straight from a Yes, Minister script. This was a real block of polling questions in which only the figures for the final question reached most news reports:
Q1: “Are you aware that Nelson Mandela recently came out in support of London hosting the 2012 Olympic Games?”YES 60% NO 39%
Q2: “To what extent do you agree or disagree with Nelson Mandela’s view that because London is a diverse city, providing a home to hundreds of different nationalities, it would be the best place to hold the Olympic Games.” AGREE 72% DISAGREE 13%
Q3: “Would you support or oppose London being chosen as the host city for the 2012 Olympic Games?” SUPPORT 79% OPPOSE 13%
Headline: Almost 80% of Britons support London's bid to host the 2012 Olympics!