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An assessment of public opinion by questioning a representative sample, especially as the basis for forecasting the results of voting.
- ‘A recent opinion poll found 81 percent of Londoners back tube workers taking action over safety.’
- ‘The vote will become even less distinguishable from an opinion poll than it already is.’
- ‘An opinion poll last weekend showed that almost one in ten people were already prepared to support the new alliance.’
- ‘Every opinion poll shows that the public, rightly, place far higher trust in television news than in other forms of media.’
- ‘But first I have to find an actual opinion poll that asks the questions I think have been asked.’
- ‘Nearly half of teenagers quizzed in an opinion poll thought banned drugs were sold or used in Bradford on Avon every day.’
- ‘In the absence of an opinion poll, it is difficult accurately to assess the mood.’
- ‘It is actually much worse than an opinion poll because, unlike a well designed survey, its result is biased.’
- ‘Bad news for the Government came with an opinion poll showing that most people backed the firefighters' side.’
- ‘It would please me never to see an opinion poll on a news broadcast ever again.’
- ‘The city also erected billboards around the city to inform citizens of the opinion poll.’
- ‘The opinion poll will reveal the public's verdict on what level of council tax should be set for next year.’
- ‘A recent opinion poll found him to be the best known Scottish politician with the highest recognition rating.’
- ‘An opinion poll indicated a decline in his popularity after the decision.’
- ‘This is where political parties conduct a fake opinion poll in order to plant certain ideas in the electorate's mind.’
- ‘I heard Dr Choudhary saying on the Radio that your opinion poll was questionable.’
- ‘With all that, the wonder is that the party still had 30 percent support in the latest opinion poll.’
- ‘A new opinion poll on Friday of last week again put the two left opposition candidates way out in front.’
- ‘An opinion poll last week showed there is widespread sympathy for the strikes.’
- ‘A number of other civic-related questions were included in the opinion poll.’
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