poll

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noun
1 survey of opinion
ADJECTIVE
local, national, nationwide, statewide (AmE)
opinion
political, popularity
tracking (AmE)

The latest tracking poll shows the Democrats leading by four percentage points.

pre-election
exit

Exit polls suggest a big majority for the party.

informal, straw

I took a straw poll among my colleagues to find out how many can use chopsticks.

latest, recent
magazine, online, telephone
VERB + POLL
carry out (esp. BrE), conduct, do, run, take
commission
lead, lead in

The party is leading in the polls.

read, see

I don't read opinion polls.

Have you seen the latest poll?

publish, release
POLL + VERB
confirm sth, find sth, indicate sth, reveal sth, say sth, show sth, suggest sth
ask (sb) sth

The poll asked voters what was the most important moral issue that affected their vote.

POLL + NOUN
numbers, rating, results

The president's poll numbers are sinking fast in the West.

data

poll data on consumer attitudes

question

the results generated by the poll question

watcher (AmE)

Missouri requires the parties to register poll watchers before election day.

respondent

Only 22% of poll respondents say they have a positive opinion of him.

PREPOSITION
in the polls

success in the polls

PHRASES
be ahead in the polls, be behind in the polls

With a week to go until polling day, the party is still behind in the polls.

a lead in the polls

Clearer policies might have widened our lead in the polls.

2 (usually the polls) voting in an election
ADJECTIVE
presidential
VERB + POLL
go to

In five days, the nation goes to the polls to elect the next president.

POLL + VERB
open
close

Counting will begin as soon as the polls close.

PREPOSITION
at the polls

She was defeated at the polls.

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verb
Poll is used with these nouns as the object: ↑vote

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  • Poll — Poll, n. [Akin to LG. polle the head, the crest of a bird, the top of a tree, OD. pol, polle, Dan. puld the crown of a hat.] 1. The head; the back part of the head. All flaxen was his poll. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A number or aggregate of heads;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poll — Poll, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Polling}.] 1. To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree. [1913 Webster] When he [Absalom] pollled his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poll — I (canvass) noun capitation, catalogue of persons, census, census report, census return, count, enumeration, evaluation, inquiry, numbering, numeration, public opinion, questionary, questionnaire, register, registration, return, statistic, survey …   Law dictionary

  • Poll — 〈[poʊl] m. 6 oder f. 10〉 1. Umfrage, die der Meinungsforschung dient 2. 〈in den USA〉 Wählerverzeichnis [engl., „Abstimmung, Umfrage; Wahllokal“] * * * Poll [poʊl], der; s, s [engl. poll, eigtl. = Kopf(zahl)] (Markt , Meinungsforschung): 1 …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Poll — or polling may refer to:Figurative head counts* Polling, voting * Opinion poll * The polls, polling stations * Polling (computer science), sequential interrogation of devicesOther* Poll (livestock), the top of the head * Polling or pollarding,… …   Wikipedia

  • poll — ⇒POLL, subst. masc. En Angleterre, dépouillement des votes, au moyen d un registre public, dans les élections des membres de la Chambre des communes. Demander le poll; le poll a été remplacé par le scrutin secret (Ac. 1878). Pendant ce temps le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • poll — s.n. (Anglicism) 1. Listă, registru electoral. 2. Urnă de vot; numărul voturilor în alegeri; (p. ext.) consultare publică pentru a afla părerea cetăţenilor asupra unei chestiuni de interes general; sondaj de opinie. v. TOP4. [pron. pol. / <… …   Dicționar Român

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  • poll — [pōl] n. [ME pol < or akin to MDu, top of the head, head] 1. the head; esp., the crown, back, or hair of the head 2. an individual person, esp. one among several 3. a counting, listing, or register of persons, esp. of voters 4. a voting or… …   English World dictionary

  • Poll — Poll, n. [From Polly, The proper name.] A parrot; familiarly so called. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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