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Difference between Pole and Poll

Pole refers to a long staff (totem pole) or to either extremity of a sphere’s axis (South Pole).

  • Four poles supported the large banquet tent.
  • On January 18, 1912, Captain Robert Scott, an English explorer, reached the South Pole.

Poll refers to the casting of votes in an election or a survey of public opinion.

  • Few run for public office today without relying on opinion polls.