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English definition of “poll”
› [C] a process in which a large number of people are asked for their opinions about a subject or person: The poll surveyed 1,282 adults nationwide.carry out/conduct a poll The magazine conducted a poll of 2,000 readers. In a poll recently, 8 out of 10 people stated that they were worried about debt. A recent opinion poll revealed that just one in four voters wants to see the party in power. → See also survey noun
› (also the polls [plural]) POLITICS the fact of voting in a political election, or the places where people vote: Voters' opinions will become clear at the polls. Next month the country will go to the polls in both presidential and parliamentary elections.
the poll › POLITICS the number of votes in an election: She was elected decisively, with over 70% of the poll.
› [C] an occasion when people in a group, company, etc. vote for or against something at a meeting: Each ordinary share carries one vote in the event of a poll of shareholders. → See also exit poll, Gallup™ poll, straw poll