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poll

(Canvass), noun capitation, catalogue of persons, census, census report, census return, count, enumeration, evaluation, inquiry, numbering, numeration, public opinion, questionary, questionnaire, register, registration, return, statistic, survey, tabulation, tally

poll

(Casting of votes), noun ballot, casting of ballots, choice, consensus, decision, determination, election, eleccive privilege, expression of will, formal expression of choice, plebiscite, popular decision, preference, selection, voice, vote
Associated concepts: electioneering at poll, polling place

poll

verb ballot, call the roll, canvass, collect the vote, compute, conduct research on, count, enumerate, keep count of, keep score, list, make a survey, record the vote, register, run checks on, sample, score, survey, tabulate, take a census, take a roll call, tally, total
See also: canvass, cast, census, election, inquiry, plebiscite, primary, referendum, register, vote

POLL. A head. Hence poll tax is the name of a tax imposed upon the people at so much a head. 2. To poll a jury is to require that each juror shall himself declare what is his verdict. This may be done at the instance of either party, at any time before the verdict is recorded. 3 Cowen, R. 23. See 18 John. R. 188. See Deed Poll.

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These developments have made companies less optimistic about the future course of the economy, the pollees said.
Among other things, the ratio of pollees expecting increased income slid to 11.
In construction however, investment spending looks set to remain at the previous month's level, according to 86 percent of the pollees.
Forty-six percent of pollees hope the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan will win the next general election while 33 percent hope for a victory by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, the Mainichi Shimbun reported Sunday.
In construction, about 80 percent of total pollees foresee a halt in hirings and the positive balance of answers decreased six times, nearing the nil value.
However, 45 percent of the Asahi pollees disapproved of the party's handling of pension-related problems.
Investment is expected to remain unchanged against the previous month both in the industrial sector (where the balance of answers stood further close to nil) and in the construction sector, consistent with the opinions of almost 86 percent of the pollees.
Asked if the Abe Cabinet is strong or undependable, 67 percent of the pollees answered ''undependable.
According to a Yomiuri Shimbun poll conducted earlier this month, 68 percent of pollees said the activities by members of the Self-Defense Forces ''contributed'' to the reconstruction of Iraq, compared with 28 percent who said they ''made no contribution.