Synonyms of poll
1 surveyDictionary • Polls show that the party is losing support.
survey • According to the survey, overall world trade has also slackened.
count • At the last count the police had 247 people in custody.
(public) opinion poll
2 electionDictionary • In 1945, Churchill was defeated at the polls.
election • Poland's first fully free elections for more than fifty years
vote • They took a vote and decided not to do it.
referendum • a referendum on independence
ballot • The result of the ballot will not be known for two weeks.
plebiscite • The future of the country should be decided by plebiscite.
1 questionDictionary • More than 18,000 people were polled.
question • A man is being questioned by police.
interview • The police interviewed the driver, but they had no evidence to go on.
survey • Only 18 percent of those surveyed opposed the idea.
ballot • The union said they will ballot members on whether to strike.
canvass • The survey canvassed the views of almost 80 economists.
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ballotA ballot is a secret vote in which people select a candidate in an election, or express their opinion about something.
• The result of the ballot will not be known for two weeks.
ballotIf you ballot a group of people, you find out what they think about a subject by organizing a secret vote.
• The union said they will ballot members on whether to strike.
Thesaurus for poll from the Collins English Thesaurus
the casting, recording, or counting of votes in an election; a voting
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