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poll
American English: /poʊl/
British English: /pəʊl/

Translation of poll in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (ballot) to take a poll on something
    someter algo a votación
    he criticized the conduct of the poll
    criticó la forma en que se había llevado a cabo la votación
    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)
    el cómputo de votos para el candidato fue de 18.731
    1.3
    also: opinion poll
  • 2
    also: polls plural
    (polling stations) the pollsto 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

  • 1 (Politics) (votes) (obtain)
    (cast) emitir
    the Democratic candidate polled 88,052 votes
    el candidato demócrata obtuvo 88.052 votos
    Example sentences
    • Some of the advisers who are polled for their opinions use sentiment indicators when forecasting.
    • This year, nearly 11,000 business leaders were polled in a record 117 economies worldwide.
    • A random sample of 2,646 people across all regions of England, including the capital, was polled by Opinion Research Business.
    Example sentences
    • Despite all this, Jack McCann gained the most votes, polling an impressive 22,000.
    • The vice president who polls the most votes may not necessarily get picked as the next deputy PM.
    • Keira has always been safe Labor, but last state election Martin did get a pretty sizeable chunk of the vote - he polled a fairly close second to Campbell, and should have given them a scare.
  • 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
  • 3 (Agriculture)
    (sheep/cattle)
    descornar
    Example sentences
    • As an added bonus, every Thunderhouse calf born to date has been polled!
    • All his calves have been polled.
    • She is polled and two out of the three kids each year have been polled.
  • 4 (Computing)
    Example sentences
    • Old and crude methods for this required the software to poll the device continuously for status and changes.
    • A management system identifies conditions on the network by periodically polling the network devices or in response to a message from a network device.
    • With serialized devices it should be possible to poll every compromised device on the Net just like using a traffic camera to catch drivers who run red lights.

intransitive verb

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

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