In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(ballot)votación feminineto take a poll on sth — someter algo a votación
- he criticized the conduct of the poll — criticó la forma en que se había llevado a cabo la votación
- For those not jaded by the whole process, the polls represent a chance to cast a verdict on Kim Dae Jung's achievements so far.
- In the meantime, despite the anorexic pickings currently being offered us, we still need to honor our duty as citizens by heading to the polls on Election Day.
- Today, there are problems because when those vying for offices fail to win the polls, then the elections have been rigged and the issue should be settled physically.
- Such a defeat would further damage its chances of maintaining power at a national level when Indians go to the polls for general elections due by 2004.
- Weeks of political campaigning comes to an end today as voters across the country go to the polls in the general election.
- The survey of 250 shoppers was carried out during the city's 10-day Festival Europa and as the region prepares to go the polls in the European elections.
- As Australia prepares to go to the polls for a general election on Saturday, Howard continues to defend his government's tough stance on asylum seekers.
- Today, millions of Mexicans go to the polls in elections that - just possibly - could mark the first peaceful change of power that the nation has known.
- Soon the country will go to the polls at the general election.
- Many of these machines will get their first test on March 2, Super Tuesday, when voters head to polls in ten states.
- When the country goes to the polls in the European elections next month, will the voters make a conscious decision to choose someone they consider the best MEP?
- But then one may ask, why only in localities that are headed for polls?
- Moreover, new members are now eligible to be nominated to run in general elections or party polls instead of having to wait for between two to five years.
- No one was injured, but early reports of the blasts sent stocks down - as British voters overseas headed to the polls for parliamentary elections.
- However, Gordon anticipates success at the polls not only on election promises, but because of his character and personality.
- Before you go to the polls for the upcoming general election, I ask every person to ponder these questions: What have the Liberals done for Canada?
- Fung said he has no idea who is behind the threats, and he does not believe they have anything to do with the September Legco election because the polls are still some time away.
- The candidates will seek the black vote at the polls to advance through the primary elections.
- Persistent showers and overcast skies did not stop the people of Antigua and Barbuda from going to the polls in general elections on Tuesday.
- Voters in the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville have been going to the polls in the first elections for an autonomous government.
1.2(number of votes cast)there has been a particularly low/heavy poll — pocos/muchos electores han acudido a las urnas
- there was a 62% poll — la participación electoral fue de un 62%
- the poll for the candidate was 18,731 — el cómputo de votos para el candidato fue de 18.731
1.3opinion pollencuesta (de opinión) femininesondeo (de opinión) masculine
2polls plural(polling stations)the polls
- to go to the polls — ir / acudir a las urnas
- if she wins at the polls — si gana las elecciones
- a defeat at the polls — una derrota electoral
- the polls have not yet closed — las mesas electorales no han cerrado aún
1Politics(votes) (obtain) obtener(votes) (cast) emitirthe Democratic candidate polled 88,052 votes — el candidato demócrata obtuvo 88.052 votos
- Having polled a commendable 5,468 first preferences votes in the recent general election, Cllr Browne is confident he is in a good position to take a senate seat.
- This means that should you get say 20% of the vote at the election, you won't get 20% of the seats in Parliament, only those seats where you polled the most votes.
- In the first round, it polled a million votes fewer than it had won in the local elections, but it was still on course for 118 seats, with the FLN at around twenty.
- Twenty-five of 43 students informally polled by the Peak said they did not intend to vote in the elections.
- Keira has always been safe Labor, but last state election Martin did get a pretty sizeable chunk of the vote - he polled a fairly close second to Campbell, and should have given them a scare.
- Apparently we're going to be polled over the coming months and if the vote goes through the service will change in late 2006.
- Only half of those polled believe a ban should be imposed, and among those who do, a large proportion believe pubs should be exempted.
- Kelly polled a magnificent 195 votes on the first count to complete one of the most comprehensive ever election successes at congress.
- Some of the advisers who are polled for their opinions use sentiment indicators when forecasting.
- Some companies are basing product development on polling consumers on their preferences in products, flavors, colors and other personal choices.
- They may seem trivial to you, but think of it this way - if you could poll half a million people world wide each day as to what they thought the most important issue of the day was, wouldn't that be useful?
- She tracks the success of the advertising by polling customers so she knows the ads are successful.
- Voting machines recorded no votes for James Cashman at all in one precinct, but in others he says he polled plenty of votes.
- He polled a magnificent 195 votes on the first count and completely blew his rivals out of the water.
- Sometimes, the results are even for all adults without even polling people who are registered to vote.
- Despite all this, Jack McCann gained the most votes, polling an impressive 22,000.
- More than half of the firms polled believe that when the Government decided on the implementation of a definite policy and the conclusion of contracts, they tend to favour certain persons and companies.
- He polled an excellent 20% of the public vote on his last live performance and was the second contestant through to the next round.
- The survey, by Penguin Books, found that more than half the men polled believed that flattering a woman would be enough to impress her.
- This year, nearly 11,000 business leaders were polled in a record 117 economies worldwide.
- At that moment, if one polled the Promenaders, they would surely vote to restore the entire country to rough pasture and verdant meadows.
- Those polled said their opinions were shaped by U.S. policies, rather than by values or culture.
- We polled plant breeders, seed sellers, and food scientists to learn what should go into a health-promoting vegetable garden.
- Moreover, doctors who polled the most votes at a recent GMC by-election included one once struck off for her attitude to patients and colleagues and another fined for carrying out surgery without consent.
- But the votes polled by these two political parties in the state do not seem to suggest this.
- After the vote was taken, they polled the kids to find out what they voted for - they were to write down their favourite subject rather than use the ballot.
- Sirius is currently polling existing satellite radio customers to determine what content would sell well in vehicles.
- When only Democrats are polled, more than half report they feel that way.
- He polled twenty votes, beating Ian McMillan, the poet-in-residence for Barnsley FC.
- The vice president who polls the most votes may not necessarily get picked as the next deputy PM.
- She added that she did not think the leaflets had stopped people voting for her because she polled a reasonable 479 votes in a safe Conservative seat.
- Even if 2,326 votes polled by Jammu State Morcha were to be added to the BJP tally, it added up to a measly 5,493.
- At 1,242 votes, Councillor John Hall, who did not want to comment on the incident, polled the most support but only 12 votes ahead of his party colleague Nigel Anderton.
- But, it does illustrate the fact that little kids ‘vote’ like their parents when they are polled.
- Kevin Kelly of the Green Party polled a respectable 304 votes and as the count proper began some pundits offered him an outside chance of taking a seat.
- His entry took the overall prize, having polled the most votes.
- Deputy Mayor is to be Apu Bagchi, a likeable and genuine man who though he only polled some four thousand votes has a big following locally.
- A random sample of 2,646 people across all regions of England, including the capital, was polled by Opinion Research Business.
- To Paul's surprise all those polled expressed the same opinion.
- Under the closed list system, the number of MEPs elected from each party should reflect the proportion of votes polled by each party.
2(question)(electorate) sondear(electorate) encuestarshe polled the board of directors — sondeó / tanteó a la junta directiva
- a majority of those polled — la mayoría de los encuestados
- union members are to be polled on the proposal — la propuesta se va a someter a votación entre los miembros del sindicato
- She is polled and two out of the three kids each year have been polled.
- As an added bonus, every Thunderhouse calf born to date has been polled!
- All his calves have been polled.
- With my PC and a Bluetooth card, I can poll all the Bluetooth devices in range, and listen out for any broadcasts they make.
- A management system identifies conditions on the network by periodically polling the network devices or in response to a message from a network device.
- Old and crude methods for this required the software to poll the device continuously for status and changes.
- We must keep polling the device to keep it active.
- With serialized devices it should be possible to poll every compromised device on the Net just like using a traffic camera to catch drivers who run red lights.
1he polled better than expected — obtuvo más votos de lo que se esperaba
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