opinion poll


: an activity in which many people are asked the same questions in order to find out what most people think about something
An opinion poll showed that he was favored to win the election.

Examples of opinion poll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is why democracy consists of rule by representation and not by opinion poll. Marc Champion, Twin Cities, 24 Jan. 2024 An opinion poll commissioned by Transparency International found that 77% of Ukrainians see corruption as a major concern. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Oct. 2023 An Israeli public opinion poll conducted just before the start of the army’s ground assault found that about half of those surveyed were hesitant about whether the military should push ahead with an incursion into Gaza. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2023 An opinion poll in May found that 39% of Londoners were in favor of ULEZ, with 35% opposed. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2023 Every opinion poll also shows that public esteem for the court has plummeted over the past two years. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 25 Aug. 2023 An opinion poll in the aftermath of the unrest found that the French public approved of her tough response to the riots more than that of any other French politician, including Macron. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 5 July 2023 An opinion poll conducted last year by the Arab Center Washington DC found that 84% of Arabs surveyed disapprove of their countries’ recognition of Israel. Hadas Gold, CNN, 19 June 2023 One opinion poll last week showed that seven in 10 Greeks were in favor of the fence, which the previous conservative administration had pledged to extend by some 22 miles, to about 87 miles, by the end of this year. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 26 June 2023

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“Opinion poll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opinion%20poll. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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