Translation of poll in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /pəʊl/


  • 1 1.1 (ballot) votación (feminine) to take a poll on sth someter algo a votación he criticized the conduct of the poll criticó la forma en que se había llevado a cabo la votación
    More example sentences
    • Weeks of political campaigning comes to an end today as voters across the country go to the polls in the general election.
    • Such a defeat would further damage its chances of maintaining power at a national level when Indians go to the polls for general elections due by 2004.
    • As Australia prepares to go to the polls for a general election on Saturday, Howard continues to defend his government's tough stance on asylum seekers.
    1.2 (number of votes cast) there has been a particularly low/heavy poll pocos/muchos electores han acudido a las urnas there was a 62% poll la participación electoral fue de un 62% the poll for the candidate was 18,731 (British English/inglés británico) el cómputo de votos para el candidato fue de 18.731 1.3
    (opinion poll)
    encuesta (feminine) (de opinión), sondeo (masculine) (de opinión)
  • 2
    (polls plural)
    (polling stations) the polls to go to the polls ir* or acudir a las urnas if she wins at the polls si gana las elecciones a defeat at the polls una derrota electoral the polls have not yet closed se continúa votando, las mesas electorales no han cerrado aún

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Politics/Política] [votes] (obtain) obtener*; (cast) emitir the Democratic candidate polled 88,052 votes el candidato demócrata obtuvo 88.052 votos
  • 2 (question) [electorate] sondear, encuestar she polled the board of directors sondeó or tanteó a la junta directiva a majority of those polled la mayoría de los encuestados union members are to be polled on the proposal la propuesta se va a someter a votación entre los miembros del sindicato

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (British English/inglés británico) he polled better than expected obtuvo más votos de lo que se esperaba

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