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poll

noun uk   /pəʊl/ us    /poʊl/
[C] a study in which people are asked for their opinions about a subject or person: We're carrying out/conducting a poll to find out what people think about abortion. The latest opinion poll puts the Democrats in the lead. the polls [plural] the places where people vote in a political election: The TV stations agreed not to announce the projected winner until after the polls closed. go to the polls to vote: The country will go to the polls on 13 September.

poll

verb [T] uk   /pəʊl/ us    /poʊl/

poll verb [T] (ELECTION)

When a person or a political party polls a particular number of votes in an election, they receive that number: With nearly all the votes counted, Mr Soto had polled 67 percent of the vote.

poll verb [T] (OPINION)

to ask a person for their opinion as part of a general study of what people think about a subject: Half the people polled said they would pay more for environmentally friendly food.
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