Good afternoon, Tuno.
(1) Yes, you are correct: the word "poll" can mean different things.
(2) It can mean to ask people for their opinions.
(a) For example, I polled 100 people to find out their favorite
ice cream flavor: 75 liked vanilla; 20 liked strawberry; 5 liked chocolate.
(3) It can mean the place where people go in order to vote for
(a) For example, the American people in 2008 went to the polls in order to
elect a new president.
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