verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of poll1
Related formspoll·a·ble, adjectivepoll·er, nounre·poll·ing, noun
Examples from the Web for polling
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|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|DAILY BEAST
Colorado did away with polling places altogether and went to an all vote-by-mail system.
His name had not been in nomination until the third polling of the delegates at the national convention.
I will fling a hint at it from the stump on the polling day.The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Names taken from tombstones in the cemeteries and from the register of births found their way to the polling registers.The Boss and the Machine|Samuel P. Orth
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
The day after the polling a farm labourer was asked how he filled up his voting paper.Field and Hedgerow|Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for polling (1 of 2)
- the casting or registering of votes at an election
- (as modifier)polling day
British Dictionary definitions for polling (2 of 2)
- a canvassing of a representative sample of a large group of people on some question in order to determine the general opinion of the group
- the results or record of such a canvassing