- (AU) IPA (key): /paɔl/, SAMPA: /paOl/
- (UK) IPA (key): /pəʊl/, SAMPA: /p@Ul/
- (US) IPA (key): /poʊl/, SAMPA: /poUl/
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- Homophones: pole, Pole
- (countable) A poll is a process of asking people for their opinions about something and counting the results.
- The latest Newsweek poll suggests 65% of the public is dissatisfied with the president.
- She was extremely concerned about recent opinion polls showing a decline in her popularity.
- Senator McCain continues to hold a two-point lead in the daily tracking poll.
- We conducted our own poll of smokers under 18 and we found roughly the same numbers.
- The latest poll indicates that her lead is down to 6 points.
- According to one poll, almost two-thirds of New York City voters opposed the plan.
- An Ohio poll released in February 2008 showed the economy as the most important issue.
- (countable); (plural) If people go to the polls, they vote in an election.
- Voters go to the polls eight days from now.
- (transitive) If you poll people, you ask them for their opinion about something and you count the results.
- Seventy percent of those polled said that the U.S. military was making the security situation worse in Iraq.