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noun [countable] poll pronunciation in American English /poʊl/ 
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singularpoll
pluralpolls
  1. 1
    an occasion when a lot of people are asked what they feel about something, usually by a company paid by a political party, television program, etc.

    They're worried about the candidate's present low standing in the polls.

    A recent poll indicated that most people opposed the changes.

    carry out/conduct a poll:

    According to a poll conducted last week, 75% of the public support the new law.

  2. 2
    the process of voting and the counting of votes

    Incumbents were the big winners in yesterday's poll.

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