Definitions for "Opinion poll"
A type of survey in which people's opinions are asked, specially on topics related to politics.
Asking a sample group of people what their opinion is on a particular topic, so as to guess the opinions of the whole population. Sample group is usually selected using the SRS (simple random sample) method.
An organized research tool used to gather information on a topic or to gauge the position of the consumer in the marketplace. In politics used to assess the performance of politicians in meeting the needs of the people, for example Bill Clinton's performance polls in his ability to effectively manage the Government was below 38% in 1994 just prior to the Information Superhighway promotion and over 55% after it took off and spurred an economic turn around based on the commercial use of the Internet.