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1. Describing anything available to the population at large. For example, a publicly-traded company may be owned and traded by anyone with the money to buy shares.

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Again, those with postgraduate education appear to be the most skeptical about the value of leaders paying attention to public opinion polls, but a majority of even this group says the nation would be better off if leaders did so.
LA CRESCENTA - Based on a public opinion poll, the Crescenta Valley Town Council will recommend changing a controversial parking ordinance to allow residents to keep recreational vehicles in their side and back yards, officials said Monday.
Complementing the CAHU Report, the results of a recently conducted statewide public opinion poll were also released, demonstrating voter awareness and opinions on various health care issues.
These are among the lowest ratings I've ever seen for a city council,'' said researcher Alan Heslop, who conducted the public opinion poll.
WASHINGTON -- The Clean and Safe Energy Coalition today released a new national public opinion poll that shows strong support among Americans for nuclear energy and reveals a dearth of knowledge among many that currently shapes opinion.
More than half of Americans nationwide say they are changing their Labor Day travel plans because of the price of gasoline, according to a just-released public opinion poll of 1,200 adults nationwide, conducted by SurveyUSA for its media clients around the country.
Americans Speak on High School Reform, ETS's fifth annual "Americans Speak" public opinion poll conducted by Democratic pollster Peter Hart and Republican pollster David Winston.
The majority of residents on Cape Cod and the Islands do not approve of the way George Bush is managing his job as president, according to a new public opinion poll.
According to three public opinion polls whose results were published Wednesday, between 50 and 60 percent of the US citizens are against a US military intervention in Syria and it is for this reason that President Obama seeks congressional support.
The public, press and politicians face a daily barrage of public opinion polls asserting what the public believes, desires and how they will vote.
He made the case that too many of our leaders rely on public opinion polls to determine how they should vote, and Tom thinks that is bad.
Public opinion polls now show the country decisively against the war and the Bush Administration.

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