public-opinion poll

[puhb-lik-uh-pin-yuh n]


a poll taken by sampling a cross section of the public in an effort to predict election results or to estimate public attitudes on issues.

Origin of public-opinion poll

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for public-opinion poll

application, census, survey, sampling, canvass, poll