I spent part of the weekend looking over some polling on this.
“We have so many contradictory pieces of polling data,” he laments.
At a polling place in Tallahassee, Fla., an Obama poster reading “Change the Atmosphere” was reported to the local authorities.
I had to take it off today because I had to go vote and you're not allowed in the polling places with Obama regalia.
The idea of running for office dates back to a casual conversation, several years ago, with an old man outside a polling station.
The proceedings were of the most orderly character, generally speaking, at all the thirteen polling booths.
Even after you've hypnotised him you have to drag him to your polling booth in motor cars.
What is the usual location of the polling place in your ward or precinct?
I will fling a hint at it from the stump on the polling day.
As she entered the polling place the men present fell back in a semi-circle.
"head," early 14c., polle "hair of the head; piece of fur from the head of an animal," also "head," from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch pol "head, top." Sense extended early 14c. to "person, individual." Meaning "collection of votes" is first recorded 1620s, from notion of "counting heads;" meaning "survey of public opinion" is first recorded 1902. Poll tax, literally "head tax," is from 1690s. Literal use in English tends toward the part of the head where the hair grows.
"to take the votes of," 1620s, from poll (n.). Related: Polled; polling. A deed poll "deed executed by one party only," is from earlier verbal meaning "cut the hair of," because the deed was cut straight rather than indented (see indent).
"to cut, trim," late 14c., "to cut short the hair" (of an animal or person), from poll (n.). Of trees or plants from 1570s. Related: Polled; polling.