Meaning of “opinion poll” in the English Dictionary

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"opinion poll" in British English

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opinion pollnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈpɪn.jən ˌpəʊl/ us /əˈpɪn.jən ˌpoʊl/

an occasion when people are asked questions to discover what they think about a subject:

The latest opinion poll shows that the president's popularity has declined.

(Definition of “opinion poll” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"opinion poll" in Business English

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opinion pollnoun [ C ]

uk us MARKETING, POLITICS

a process in which people are asked for their opinions about a subject or person:

An opinion poll revealed that only 40% of local people were in favour of the project.
in the opinion polls At that stage the party was leading in the opinion polls.

(Definition of “opinion poll” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)