Meaning of “poll” - Learner’s Dictionary

poll

verb [ T ] uk us /pəʊl/
ASK OPINION

to ask someone's opinion as part of a study on what people think about a subject:

[ often passive ] Most students polled said they preferred the new system.
GET VOTES

to receive a particular number of votes in an election:

Labour polled only 45 percent of the Scottish vote.

(Definition of “poll verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)