(n.) One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
(n.) The head; the back part of the head.
(n.) A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
(n.) Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
(n.) The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
(n.) The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
(n.) The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
(n.) The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a).
(v. t.) To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree.
(v. t.) To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; -- sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass.
(v. t.) To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
(v. t.) To impose a tax upon.
(v. t.) To pay as one's personal tax.
(v. t.) To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
(v. t.) To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.
(v. t.) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee/ poll.
(v. i.) To vote at an election.
(1) For some time now, public opinion polls have revealed Americans' strong preference to live in comparatively small cities, towns, and rural areas rather than in large cities.
(2) Many hope this week's photocalls with the two men will be a recruiting aid and provide a desperately needed bounce in the polls.
(3) The move comes as a poll found that 74% of people want doctors to be allowed to help terminally ill people end their lives.
(4) In a poll before the debate, 48% predicted that Merkel, who will become Europe's longest serving leader if re-elected on 22 September, would emerge as the winner of the US-style debate, while 26% favoured Steinbruck, a former finance minister who is known for his quick-wit and rhetorical skills, but sometimes comes across as arrogant.
(5) Polls indicated that anger over the government shutdown, which was sharply felt in parts of northern Virginia, as well as discomfort with Cuccinelli's deeply conservative views, handed the race to McAuliffe, a controversial Democratic fundraiser and close ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
(6) Numerous voters reported problems at polling stations on Tuesday.
(7) Yet, polls have Maryland voters approving same-sex marriage by 14 to 20 points.
(8) It is worth noting though that the government is reaping scant reward in the polls even though the economy has expanded by more than 3% over the past year and – according to the IMF – will be the fastest growing of the G7 economies this year.
(9) Unfortunately for the governor, he could win both states and still face the overwhelming likelihood of failure if he doesn't take Ohio, where the poll found Obama out front 51-43.
(10) As it was, Labour limped in seven points and nearly two million votes behind the Conservatives because older cohorts of the electorate leant heavily to the Tories and grandpa and grandma turned up at the polling stations in the largest numbers.
(11) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have suffered a dramatic slump in support as a result of their role in the coalition and are now barely ahead of the Greens with an average rating of about 8% in the polls.
(12) He won the Labour candidacy for the Scottish seat of Kilmarnock and Loudon in 1997, within weeks of polling day, after the sitting Labour MP, Willie McKelvey, decided to stand down when he suffered a stroke.
(13) The poll – which sets the stage for a tense and dramatic run to referendum day – suggests that, among the undecideds, more are inclined to vote Remain than Leave.
(14) The report's authors warns that to limit their spending councils will have "an incentive to discourage low-income families from living in the area" and that raises the possibility that councils will – like the ill-fated poll tax of the early 1990s – be left to chase desperately poor people through the courts for small amounts of unpaid tax.
(15) The polling evidence on this is very clear: the EU is not the primary concern of Ukip voters .
(16) Given that a post-poll economy still registers as a crucial issue among undecided voters, and that matters economic are now his BBC day job, that was hardly surprising.
(17) It also cancelled the results from 21 polling stations in Libreville.
(18) In this vision, people will go to polling stations on 18 September with a mindset somewhere between that of a lobby correspondent and a desiccated calculating machine.
(19) Donald Trump and the 'war on women': GOP confident mogul will lose the battle Read more Governor Scott Walker, who recently signed a restrictive 20-week abortion ban in Wisconsin , also opposes abortion without exceptions and has said voters agree, though polls tell a different story.
(20) Then they look at a poll and assume that a poll is a proxy for what is really going on.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest David Cameron and Crosby during the London mayoral campaign in 2012.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vote
() a. & n. from Vote, v.
(1) An “out” vote would severely disrupt our lives, in an economic sense and a private sense.
(2) The prospectus revealed he has an agreement with Dorsey to vote his shares, which expires when the company goes public in November.
(3) One-nation prime ministers like Cameron found the libertarians useful for voting against taxation; inconvenient when they got too loud about heavy-handed government.
(4) Are you ready to vote?” is the battle cry, and even the most superficial of glances at the statistics tells why.
(5) A dozen peers hold ministerial positions and Westminster officials are expecting them to keep the paperwork to run the country flowing and the ministerial seats warm while their elected colleagues fight for votes.
(6) Hollywood legend has it that, at the first Academy awards in 1929, Rin Tin Tin the dog won most votes for best actor.
(7) His walkout reportedly meant his fellow foreign affairs select committee members could not vote since they lacked a quorum.
(8) She added: “We will continue to act upon the overwhelming majority view of our shareholders.” The vote was the second year running Ryanair had suffered a rebellion on pay.
(9) We didn’t take anyone’s votes for granted and we have run a very strong positive campaign.” Asked if she expected Ukip to run have Labour so close, she said: “To be honest with you I have been through more or less every scenario.
(10) He campaigned for a no vote and won handsomely, backed by more than 61%, before performing a striking U-turn on Thursday night, re-tabling the same austerity terms he had campaigned to defeat and which the voters rejected.
(11) Much has been claimed about the source of its support: at one extreme, it is said to divide the right-of-centre vote and crucify the Conservatives .
(12) However, these votes will be vital for Hollande in the second round.
(13) The speaker issued his warning after William Hague told MPs that the government would consult parliament but declined to explain the nature of the vote.
(14) One is the right not to be impeded when they are going to the House of Commons to vote, which may partly explain why the police decided to arrest Green and raid his offices last week on Thursday, when the Commons was not sitting.
(15) Its restrictions are so strong that even many Republicans voted against it.
(16) He also challenged Lord Mandelson's claim this morning that a controversial vote on Royal Mail would have to be postponed due to lack of parliamentary time.
(17) And if the Brexit vote was somehow not respected by Westminster, Le Pen could be bolstered in her outrage.
(18) If I don’t agree with the leadership of the party, I don’t vote for it.
(19) At the People’s Question Time in Pendle, an elderly man called Roland makes a short, powerful speech about the sacrifices made for the right to vote and says he’s worried for the future of the NHS.
(20) As a member of the state Assembly, Walker voted for a bill known as the Woman’s Right to Know Act, which required physicians to provide women with full information prior to an abortion and established a 24-hour waiting period in the hope that some women might change their mind about undergoing the procedure.