Usage examples for Polled

  1. They polled little more than a hundred votes, but in Hobart Town a more serious conflict was expected. – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  2. At the general election of 1847, he polled a very large vote in Plymouth. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  3. Although the idea of the public conduct of economic enterprises by public agencies had never previously attracted attention or favor in America, yet already in 1890, almost as soon as it began to be talked about, political parties favoring its application to important branches of business had polled heavy votes. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  4. All over the Missouri Valley, men knew that Grant Adams, a big, lumbering, red- polled, lusty- lunged man with one arm burned off- and the story of the burning fixed the man always in the public heart- with a curious creed and a freak gift for expounding it, was doing unusual things with the labor situation in the Harvey district. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  5. Although their candidate, B. F. Butler, polled 175, 000 votes in 1884, the Greenbackers gave up the contest, and in 1888 yielded their place to the Union Labor party. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard
  6. The act provided further, that should a majority of the votes polled be found to favor a Convention, then eighty- two delegates to such a Constitutional Convention were to be elected on the second Tuesday in October next after the election aforesaid. – History of the Constitutions of Iowa by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
  7. In 1876 it polled 80, 000 votes, and in 1878 at the time of the congressional elections over 1, 000, 000, but thereafter its strength rapidly declined. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  8. I graze more cross- bred cattle than pure- bred polled. – Cattle and Cattle-breeders by William M'Combie
  9. " Small as the number is, I believe any Committee of the House of Commons will decide that nine honester votes were never polled. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  10. This election was warmly contested by the two political parties in Kansas, and a greater vote was polled than at any previous election. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. These Abolitionists had formed themselves into the Liberty party, and ran Birney for president; and though they polled but little over sixty thousand votes, yet as these were drawn almost entirely from the ranks of Clay's supporters, they were primarily responsible for his defeat; for the defections were sufficiently large to turn the scale in certain pivotal and closely contested states, notably New York. – Thomas Hart Benton by Theodore Roosevelt
  12. The Moderate Republicans, to whom had been given recently the name of Progressives, were reduced to 200; while the Right retained but 100. The Socialists alone polled nearly twenty per cent of the total popular vote. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  13. I don't want to be slapped and pinched and polled by a man! – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  14. At the last general election, in February, 1890, this party polled more votes than any other single party in the Empire, and returned to the Imperial Diet a body of representatives strong enough, by skilful alliances, to exercise an effective influence on the course of affairs. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  15. They polled only 5079 votes in the whole state. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  16. Mr. Millbank's friends were not disheartened, as it was known that the leading members of Mr. Rigby's committee had polled; whereas his opponent's were principally reserved. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  17. " We haven't polled half the voters," said he. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  18. I learned afterwards that it was under the direction and management of Mr. Hanna that the Convention had been so carefully and accurately polled. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  19. It went on like this until the entire executive staff was polled. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  20. In all elections they polled a comparatively small vote. – The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement by Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner