Student or Learner
What does "an apparent majority" mean in the following sentence?
An apparent majority of the public does not believe he is the right person for the post.
Which of the following interpretations applies?
1. Without doubt, an overwelming majority of the public does not believe ....
2. It seems that an majority of the public does not believe ....
3. Any other interpretations
It could suggest that the speaker doesn't really agree with this view and wishes to imply that they may not be in the majority.