from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no horns; hornless.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of poll.
- adj. Lopped; said of trees having their tops cut off.
- adj. Cropped; bald.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Deprived of a poll, or of something belonging to the poll. Specifically: (a) Lopped; -- said of trees having their tops cut off. (b) Cropped; hence, bald; -- said of a person. “The polled bachelor.” Beau. & Fl. (c) Having cast the antlers; -- said of a stag. (d) Without horns
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deprived of the poll; lopped, as a tree having the top cut off.
- Cropped; clipped; also, bald; shaven.
- Having no horns or antlers: noting a stag or other deer that has cast its antlers, or a hornless breed of cattle, or an animal that has lost its horns or whose horns have been removed: as, a polled cow. Also called, in Scotland, dodded.
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However, the question SurveyUSA polled is significantly different from the ballot title, which reads:
Sarah Palin polled only six percent, and Mike Huckabee came in last, with zerovotes.
Remember about a month ago when Palin polled HIGHER than obama
Even among Republicans, the word polled a positive 56 to 34.
Obama could even lose California it McCain polled that number.
Carola McGiffert, co-director of the Smart Power Commission, launched in 2006 by the Center for Strategic and International Studies to examine how to restore America's image around the world, said the clarity of the phrase polled well.
In other words, every margin on every issue that CBS polled is statistically irrelevant, since the small sample size provided results within the MOE on every question.
While the sub-group polled is small, the fact that the President never seems to break 20% of this group at least suggests that he might not do as well as his advisors have suggested.
(Maybe seeing her name polled over and over again by Rasmussen compelled her to act.)
The terms polled are noteworthy -- Walter Lippmann invented the term "big business" as derisive, just as Marx (or his contemporaries) did for "capitalism."