the casting or registering of votes at an election
(as modifier): polling day
the conducting of a public opinion poll
computing the automatic interrogation of terminals by a central controlling machine to determine if they are ready to receive or transmit messages
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How to use polling in a sentence
They are, to say the least, preparing for civil war (the polling stations are stormed by armed gangs).Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
How the polling firms and the media adjust to new realities also seems to be a rather long arc.
Where necessary, the commission will provide pens in polling booths that will be routinely sanitized.
After all, almost everyone with the inclination to vote will show up at a polling place.Did a Flawed Computer Model Sabotage the Democrats? | Ben Jacobs | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is still significantly down from the 2012 elections, but the numbers are not as bad for Democrats as the exit polling showed.Asian Americans Are The Country’s Fastest Growing Swing Vote | Tim Mak | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is illegal for a voter to be approached concerning a possible candidate any nearer than 100 feet from the polling place.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Generally speaking, in the most populous places, the polling was concluded within the two days allowed by the act.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
My speeches had been planned upon broad lines, but they lost touch with these as the polling approached.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
The red herring of annexation was drawn across the trail, and many a farmer followed it to the polling booth.The Canadian Dominion | Oscar D. Skelton
Coloured voters were brought in droves, by their Northern fuglemen, to polling-places which were guarded by United States troops.America To-day, Observations and Reflections | William Archer