public-opinion poll

[ puhb-lik-uh-pin-yuh n ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪk əˈpɪn yən /


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