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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.