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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: poll /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.

    1. a.
    2. b.

      the polls

      the place where people vote

      The polls close at ten o'clock.

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