[ 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.
Is It “Opinion Of,” “Opinion On,” Or “Opinion About”?All three are fair ways to use the word opinion, but there are some major differences in how each phrase is typically used.
Origin of public-opinion poll
First recorded in 1935–40
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